As CISO at the SANS Institute Frank leads the security risk function for the most trusted source of computer security training, certification, and research in the world. He also helps shape, develop, and support the next generation of security leaders through teaching, developing courseware, and leading the management and software security curricula.
Prior to the SANS Institute, Frank was Executive Director of Cyber Security at Kaiser Permanente with accountability for delivering innovative security solutions to meet the unique needs of the nation's largest not-for-profit health plan and integrated health care provider with annual revenue of $55 billion, 9.5 million members, and 175,000 employees. In recognition of his work, Frank was a two-time recipient of the CIO Achievement Award for business enabling thought leadership.
Frank holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and is a SANS certified instructor as well as the author of popular courseware on strategic planning, leadership, and application security.
"Frank provided great real world examples of attacks, course material, and quality. This is the best secure development course I have come across taught by a great instructor with top teaching skills and time management." - Andreas Hegna, Storebrand Livsforsikring AS
"Frank is a very engaging speaker and brings the examples in the class that can actually be used in real world scenarios." - Anthony Head, University of Richmond