Dr. Michael Oehler
Dr. Michael Oehler is currently an NSA Visiting Professor in the Center for Cybersecurity at the United States Naval Academy.
Dr. Oehler’s career with the National Security Agency (NSA) spans more than 30 years with an overall emphasis on computer and network security. He has held positions as a technical director for endpoint mitigations, an incident responder, a threat reporter, a security researcher, an Orange Book evaluator, and even an NSA tour guide. He has been an integral at the Executive Office of the President and the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Over his career, he has contributed to the advancement of cybersecurity activities at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Sciences Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), multiple US universities, and to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). He is currently instructing classes at the USNA for both the Cyber Operations and Computer Science majors.
Dr. Oehler holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and an M.S. and B.S. in Computer Engineering from Loyola University and Syracuse University respectively. He enjoys fixing cars and playing league pinball.