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Michael Gallagher

PayPal
Senior Manager Application Security
Scottsdale, AZ
Michael Gallagher has been with PayPal for over two years as Senior Manager Application Security. Mr. Gallagher leads the end-to-end life cycle for application vulnerabilities for all production environments, including web applications, mobile applications and APIs. This includes PayPal’s Bug Bounty Program, application penetration testing, application vulnerability scanning and 3rd party managed services, as well as supporting the overall remediation efforts and reporting.

Mr. Gallagher has over 12 years of product development experience. On the security side, Mr. Gallagher has both 6 years in physical security and 6 years in information security. Having an engineering and security background gives him insight into the various product development perspectives, which he uses to forge relationships and build trust in order to reduce the overall application risk posture.

Mr. Gallagher earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice: Security Administration from California State University, Long Beach in 1996 and a M.S. in Software Engineering at National University in 2000. Mr. Gallagher holds the following certifications from (ISC)²: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). Mr. Gallagher is a co-inventor for one US patent.