Michael Coden is Head of the Cybersecurity Practice at BCG Platinion, the part of Boston Consulting Group that provides deep technical expertise. Michael has over 30 years of experience in cybersecurity strategy, organization, processes, technologies, research, product design, and markets for both users and producers of cybersecurity products in all industry and public sectors. He has advised clients in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and is the North America lead for Cybersecurity at BCG. 

Michael helps clients improve their cyber resilience by working with them on their people, process, and technology strategies. He believes in the importance of a systematic approach to cybersecurity and educating clients how to use cybersecurity to improve business and increase profits. Michael's casework at BCG Platinion has ranged from developing and implementing cybersecurity strategies at major global clients, to developing methods and tools to calculate ROI on portfolios of cyber initiatives, to developing and researching cyber insurance, to providing cyber strategy, incident response, and business continuity advisory services and training to corporate boards of directors and C-suite management as well as advising governments and industry associations. 

Michael is also co-founder and Associate Director of the research consortium, Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (http://cams.mit.edu). In addition, Michael served as Editor of the ISA99/IEC-62443 Cybersecurity Technical Report and Standard. 

Michael was involved in the USA NIST Cybersecurity Framework process and received a letter of appreciation from the White House for his leadership. He has published numerous scholarly articles and a book, appeared on radio and television, and holds 16 patents on cybersecurity hardware and software technologies.



  • BSEE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MSBA, Columbia University
  • MS, Applied Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University


  • Award of Merit, Laser Institute of America
  • Award of Merit, American Chemical Society
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