Michel Oosterhof is an experienced senior sales engineer working at Splunk Inc, specialising in cybersecurity. He realizes value by combining technical expertise, organizational insight and commercial experience. Michel has over 15 years of experience in information security functions in a range of industries, including finance, banking, oil and gas, consulting, high-tech, manufacturing and government.

He currently works at Splunk Inc. as a Staff Sales Engineer in the Emerging Markets region. Michel is a Splunk Certified Architect and works with Information Security and Industrial Security department clients.

Michel has all-round and hands-on security experience in cyber security, security operations centers, network security monitoring, identity management and fraud & risk. He holds an MSc in Applied Physics and is certified as a CISM, CISSP, CISA and GCIH. Having lived and worked all across Europe and the Middle East, Michel is a Dutch citizen, currently based in Dubai, UAE.

He communicates well at an executive level as trusted advisor and executes as well as on a deep technical level with analysts on security use cases.

Michel runs an open source project called Cowrie (https://github.com/cowrie/cowrie), a Python based SSH honeypot, deception technology used to gather threat intelligence on various actors on the internet.