Michael Lotas

Arete Incident Response

Global Incident Response Leader in SOC


Mike is a global incident response leader in SOC at Arete. He has over 20 years of experience as a leading cyber security professional, working on many of the largest incident response projects in the United States. Mike has expertise with CSO and CISO cyber operations, specializing in incident response planning, vendor relationship and retainer program management, and cybersecurity roadmap management.

Prior to joining Arete, Mike worked as a C-suite executive for Fidelis Cybersecurity and Chief Cybersecurity Architect, where he helped create and implement incident response models, a defense-in-depth program, and the cybersecurity training for incident responders program. He also supported the US Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT), the US CERT, JTF-GNO and other national level cybersecurity organizations.

Mike received his bachelor’s in Computer Science from Park University.


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)