Mike Semel

Founder and CEO

Mike Semel is a noted thought leader, speaker, blogger, and best-selling author. He is the President and Chief Security Officer of Semel Consulting, focused on HIPAA and other regulations, cybersecurity, and business continuity planning. Mike is a certified business continuity professional through the Disaster Recovery Institute, a Certified HIPAA Professional, Certified Security Compliance Specialist, and co-author of the Certified HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP) certification course.

He has owned or managed technology companies for over 30 years; served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a hospital and a K-12 school district; and managed operations at an online backup company. Mike has spoken to many audiences including the medical team at the Kennedy Space Center and the New York State Cyber Security conference, and the 2019 National HIPAA Summit. He is the best-selling author of "How to Avoid HIPAA Headaches."