Mike Garcia is a PhD economist and Federal 100 award winning cybersecurity expert. He currently serves as lead for the Trusted Identities Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working to catalyze commercial and government adoption of innovative online identity solutions and advancing standards, guidance, and measurement science in identity management.
Mike has focused on cyber economics at NIST since 2011 and was previously with the Department of Homeland Security. He has also worked as a market research manager and software engineer. His dissertation analyzed the conditions that induce firms to invest in preventing data breaches and to report them when they happen.