Michel E. Kabay, Ph.D., CISSP, began learning assembler languages at age 15 and had learned FORTRAN IV G at McGill University by 1966. In 1976, he received his PhD from Dartmouth College in applied statistics and invertebrate zoology. In 1979, he joined a compiler team for a new 4GL and RDBMS in the U.S., being responsible for developing the statistical syntax, writing the parser, error traps and code generation for statistical functions in the command language.
Kabay joined Hewlett-Packard in 1980 and became a performance specialist, winning the Systems Engineer of the Year Award in 1982. He has written security columns for Computer World, Network World, Computing Canada, Secure Computing Magazine, NCSA News, Information Security Magazine, and several other trade magazines. He attained the status of Certified Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in 1997. Dr. Kabay has published over 350 technical papers in operations management and security and completed a college textbook, The NCSA Guide to Enterprise Security: Protecting Information Assets published by McGraw-Hill in April 1996.
Kabay was Director of Education for the National Computer Security Association (later ICSA, Inc. and ICSA.net) from 1991 to the end of 1999. On January 31, 2000, he became Security Leader for the INFOSEC Group of AtomicTangerine, INC. He currently writes two columns a week for Network World Fusion.
Dr. Kabay is a professor of Computer Information Systems at Norwich University, Northfield, VT.