Staff VP, Chief Information Security Officer
General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc.
Michael Baker is an accomplished cyber security executive passionate about building high performing teams and transforming the way cyber risk is managed within the business. Michael brings nearly 20 years of experience in the field across cyber leadership, talent development, risk management, audit, and compliance serving the aerospace and defense industry as CISO along with a variety of clients across industries as a seasoned consultant.
Michael Baker currently serves as Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for GDIT serving within the Office of the CIO. As CISO, he manages a team of professionals across all aspects of internal cyber operations, computer network defense, policy, awareness, incident response, threat intelligence, and secure architecture. In addition, Michael leads the team to identify, assess, and mitigate cyber, IT, and compliance risks for the business. Prior to this role, Mr. Baker worked at EY consulting for a wide variety of clients across the defense, retail, banking, and technology sectors including 11 years for General Dynamics providing cyber and IT services across all GD business units.
Over the past 2 years, Michael has acted as the primary leader of a collaborative CMMC working group with the aim to lean in and meet CMMC requirements across GD businesses and our supplier and subcontractor ecosystem. In these efforts, Michael has led the business on the identification of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), evaluation of cyber control maturity, supplier outreach, along with internal and external education. Michael is a member of the CMMC-AB Industry Advisory Council (IAC) and is a frequent speaker on a variety of panels and is regularly sought out for advice amongst the defense industrial base supplier ecosystem.