Mr. Frank Shirmo is a veteran information technology executive and an accomplished information security manager. Frank's diverse technology background and extensive years of experience in the software world has spanned all phases of the development lifecycle. He has effectively established, led, and managed small and large engineering teams. As a CTO, VP of engineering, general manager and director of information security practice, Frank has had overall responsibilities for software product portfolio strategies, software product line maintenance, and IT security services offerings. Frank is well versed on various platforms, technologies, protocols, frameworks, and standards.
As an information security professional, Frank has maintained a focus on secure software development lifecycle and is considered a subject matter expert in his field. Throughout his tenure as an information security professional, he has gained the solid experience needed for the effective management of information security programs and has had the opportunity to gain the hands-on experience of security code reviews, threat modeling, attack surface analysis, and security testing. Frank has also acted as the program/project manager on small and large scale vulnerability assessment and penetration testing projects.
Frank's progressive career is augmented with his solid academic background. He has earned his B.S and M.S in Computer Science and Engineering from Towson and Loyola Universities and pursued a Doctorate in Management and Leadership at University of Maryland. Frank possesses decades of experience as a teacher, and as a trainer. His powerful and unique style of training delivery has gained him a good deal of popularity in the classroom environment, both virtual and physical.
Frank is a proud husband and father of three, currently living in the suburbs of Annapolis, Maryland.