Mike Gips 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. He is also a partner in the Knowledgebase of Insider Threats, a searchable compendium of insider incidents. Michael was previously 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 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 he has multiple certificates in security and business subjects, including from Penn’s Wharton School of Business, Tel Aviv University International, and the IE Business School in Madrid. In 2019, Security magazine named him as one of the Most Influential People in Security. Mike is also the head of the security committee for his house of worship.