Michael Pak
Michael Pak
Senior Vice President – Secure Communications Engineering
20 years of security product and solution engineering experience

International Experience

  • United States, South Korea, Japan, China, and Middle East (UAE)


  • Master of Science Degree in Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics (SCCM) from Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, with a Minor in Physics, from the University of San Francisco

Employment History

  • Head of Security and Privacy Engineering, Google Nest Labs, CA, USA
  • VP of Engineering, Product Security, Samsung Mobile Communications, South Korea
  • Senior Engineering Manager - Mobile Linux Development, Wind River/Intel, OR, USA
  • Senior Director of Engineering, Head of Mobile Security engineering and co-founder of McAfee Mobile Security Group, McAfee, OR, USA
  • Software Development Manager, MyCIO.com/ McAfee, OR, USA
  • Senior Software Engineer, Anti-virus Emergency Response Team, McAfee, OR, USA

Cyber Security-related Publications and Patents (select)

  • 18 security patents, including "System, method, and computer programme product for initiating a security action at an intermediate layer coupled between a library and an application" (No. 8,607,344), "Malware scanning wireless service agent system and method" (No. 7,861,303), and "Malware scanning user interface for wireless devices" (No. 7,827,611)
  • Founded and managed Samsung Mobile Communications' global security engineering team
  • Engineered world's first mobile devices certified for the Mobile Device Fundamentals Protection Profile (MDFPP) Common Criteria and approved for classified use by the US Government (CSfP-Commercial Solutions for Classified)
  • Commercialised world's first hardware-based mobile security platform
  • Directed development of world's first biometric-based mobile payment system
  • Architected Tizen platform's application security framework
  • Represented his companies at Open Mobile Alliance, Linux Mobile Foundation (LiMo), Fast Identity Online (FIDO) and Tizen Alliance


  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship recipient