Michael Gips, JD, CPP, CSyP, CAE, is the principal of Global Insights in Professional Security, LLC, a firm that helps security providers and executives develop cutting-edge content, assert thought leadership, and heighten brand awareness. Among his most recent publications are Blockchain: A Guide for Security Professionals (ASIS Foundation, 2020) and Beyond A Cataclysmic 2020: Security’s New Opportunities to Address Workplace Risk (Thomson Reuters, 2020). He is also a partner in the Knowledgebase of Insider Threats, a searchable compendium of insider incidents. Mike writes a monthly leadership column for Security magazine, hosts the Global Insights in Professional Security Podcast, and frequently presents at professional and industry conferences.
Mike served previously as Chief Global Knowledge Officer at ASIS International, with responsibility for Editorial Services, Learning, Certification, Standards & Guidelines, and the CSO Center for Leadership & Development, which he started as a membership organization in 2008. Before that, as an editor for ASIS’s Security Management magazine, he wrote close to 1,000 articles and columns on virtually every topic in security. In his early career he was an attorney who worked on death-penalty cases, workplace issues, and intellectual property matters.
Mike has a B.A. in history and Spanish from Tufts University, and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School. Besides ASIS’s Certified Protection Professional designation, he holds the Chartered Security Professional designation, bestowed by the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. He is a board member of the Global Life Safety Alliance and several security companies, and is past chair of ASAE’s Executive Management Council. He has multiple certificates in security and business subjects, including from Penn’s Wharton School of Business, Tel Aviv University International, R.L. Oatman & Associates Executive Protection, and the IE Business School in Madrid. In 2019, Security magazine named him as one of the Most Influential People in Security, and he served as a judge for IFSEC’s Global Influencers and Security and Fire 2020. Mike is also the head of the security committee for his house of worship.