Michael D. Siegel


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Michael Siegel is a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, He is also the Director of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS). 

Siegel’s research focuses on the management, strategy, technology, and organizational issues related to cybersecurity with specific interest in vulnerability markets, cyber risk management, dark web business models, IoT endpoint security, vulnerability management, cybersecurity workforce development, and educating management in cybersecurity. He also has done research in the intelligent integration of information systems, risk management, insurgency and state stability, data analytics, healthcare systems, and systems modeling. Siegel has published articles on such topics as simulation modeling for cyber resilience, cyber vulnerability markets, A.I. and cybersecurity, data management strategy, architecture for practical metadata integration, heterogeneous database systems, and managing and valuing a corporate IT portfolio using dynamic modeling of software development and maintenance processes. His research at MIT has continued for over 35 years and includes a wide range of publications, patents and teaching accomplishments.   




"Revolutionizing Board Cyber-risk Management Using Collaborative Gaming."

Tony Delvecchio, Sander Zeijlemaker, Giancarlo De Bernardis, and Michael Siegel. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, Rome, Italy: February 2024.

"Six Governance Principles for Cyber Resilience:  What the Board Needs to Know About Cyber Risk."

Sander Zeijlemaker and Michael Siegel. In One Conference 2023, The Hague, The Netherlands: October 2023.

"Catastrophe Bond Trading Can Boost Security Improving Cyber (Re-)Insurance Markets."

Ranjan Pal, Stuart Madnick, and Michael Siegel. In Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems, Panama: August 2023.

"Capturing the Dynamic Nature of Cyber Risk: Evidence from an Explorative Case Study."

Sander Zeijlemaker and Michael Siegel. In Proceedings of the 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, Hawaii: January 2023.

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