We are a team of security professionals dedicated to securing the data and critical systems of our clients.

Malware Hunting

Actively hunt for malware in your enterprise -- we know how the bad guys operate. We hunt them down and kill off their access to your network before they can cause harm.

Advanced Threat Emulation

Penetration Testing, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment -- our team of experts will find holes in your security - then help you fix them.

Incident Response

Got hacked? Call us. Within hours we will be on-site helping eradicate malware from your systems and getting your business back up and running.


Acumen, Passion, Tenacity


Offering a range of professional services, Polito's primary area of expertise resides in circumventing security controls in a controlled environment.

We break things in new and interesting ways - then help secure them from attackers.

Digital Forensics

Theft of intellectual property. Hacking. Policy violations. Whatever problem your organization is facing, our forensic professionals can quickly get to the bottom of it.

Vulnerability Assessment

Missing patches and misconfiguration issues plague most networks. Our experts assess your network for weakness and help find and fix issues that could leave you open to breach.

Malware Hunting

Finding vulnerabilities only gives you part of the picture. Has anyone exploited those vulnerabilities to gain access to your sensitive systems? We actively hunt and eradicate malware on your network before it causes harm.

Mobile Device Security

BYOD. MITM. Encryption. Mobile devices provide incredible flexibility and yet also create unique and complex risks for an organization. Our experts can find holes in your apps or devices and help lock down mobile security.


Our professionals come to your location to train your team on security and forensics. We provide custom course development tailored to the needs of your organization.

SCADA/ICS Security

Operational Technology provides streamlined automation for your business processes, but advanced threats are looking for new ways to cause harm in the physical realm. Our certified experts can help you secure your critical infrastructure.


Our experts have over 30 years of Information Security experience in both the public and private sector. Our team is cleared TS-SCI and has worked on sensitive cybersecurity projects for the US Government.

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Fred Mastrippolito, CISSP

President and CEO

With over 15 years of experience in cybersecurity, Fred was a founding member of an elite group of computer forensics and intrusion analysts for a major defense contractor. He has performed numerous web application assessments and penetration tests for Financial Services, Federal Government, and retail clients. He's managed SOCs, responded to incidents, and analyzed malware.

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Ian Duffy

Director of Commercial Services

With over 15 years of cybersecurity experience, Ian's passion is penetration testing and malware analysis. His certifications include OSCP, CISSP, GIAC GCFA Gold and GICSP, and Certified Expert Penetration Tester.

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Ben Hughes

Senior Security Engineer

As Polito's newest member, Ben brings over a decade of diverse experience in cyber security, IT, law, and law enforcement. Prior to joining Polito, Ben worked on APT hunt teams for a large contractor serving federal and commercial clients, where he sharpened his skills in network security monitoring, incident response, forensics, malware analysis, security configuration, and cyber threat intelligence. He holds the GWAPT, GCFA and CISSP and Splunk Power User certifications. Ben is also a member of the Maryland bar and volunteers at a pro bono legal clinic.


Don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
We would love to help secure what's important to you!

Get to know us

Based in Northern Virginia, Polito's team is available 24/7 and can travel internationally to support the security needs of your organization.

Polito HQ

5015 Observer Ln.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
United States