Michael works at Enterprise Ireland which is the Irish government agency responsible for the development of indigenous industry. He coordinates the Irish Security Research Network (serenity) which has around 1100 participants from, academia, industry, practitioner organisations, civil/public service, etc. He is the Irish Delegate and National Contact Point for the H2020 ‘Secure Societies’ research programme and the designated security contact for Horizon Europe that is the successor to H2020. These responsibilities include covering European cyber security initiatives. Michael supports the Irish Department of Defence in relation to European defence R&I and Capability Development programmes.