Mike Harman

Assistant Director for Security

U.S. Department of Commerce

Michael (Mike) Harman currently serves as the senior executive director for client security services at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). In this role, he oversees delivery of security services to the DOC bureaus such as the U.S. Census Bureau, National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, International Trade Administration, First Responders Network Authority, Bureau of Industry and Security and Bureau of Economic Analysis, and is also responsible for the DOC Police Services Group carrying out law enforcement functions at NIST.

Harman has also served in security leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Drug Enforcement Administration. He served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps in the intelligence and special security disciplines before starting his 19+ years in the federal government.


Making a Business Case for Security: A Case Study on How to Create a Compelling Business Case for Obtaining Infrastructure Security Funding

Tuesday, May 16th

Find out how you can improve your ability to successfully deliver security recommendations to the C-Suite by creating a strong business case for security. Rapid advances in technology and the constant threat of cybercriminals are forcing the convergence of physical security and cybersecurity, requiring both short- and long-term investments.

During this presentation, members of the Interagency Security Committee will describe a nine-step methodology from “Making a Business Case for Security: An Interagency Security Committee Best Practice.” The presentation will demonstrate how to build out an effective cost-benefit analysis, utilize various methods to analyze security costs and design cost-effective solutions. The cost-benefit analysis will be demonstrated in the form of a real-world case study that will bring these techniques to life.