Our Team

Our experts have over 100 combined years of Cyber and Information Security experience in both the public and private sector. Our team has worked on sensitive cyber security projects for commercial clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies.

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Fred Mastrippolito
Chief Executive Officer &
President

Fred enjoys working technical challenges and also likes to build interesting things. Before starting Polito Inc, Fred became an industry recognized expert in penetration testing and computer forensics.  He has performed numerous web application assessments and penetration tests for financial services, energy, health and retail clients, and federal agencies.  He's managed SOCs, responded to incidents, and analyzed malware.  He is now building a tightly knit team of highly skilled cyber security engineers, whose purpose is to be on the cutting edge of technology.  He has a bachelors in Computer Science and holds multiple certifications like the CISSP and CEPT to name a few.

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Frank Siepmann
Chief Information Security Officer

Frank has been working in the cybersecurity industry for over 26 years. He has extensive experience in building and transforming Security Programs, having worked at the CISO level for over seven years. He spent seven years with two of the Big-4 consulting companies, working with globally operating Fortune 100 companies. In December 2013 Auerbach published his book “Managing Risk and Security in Outsourcing IT Services: Onshore, Offshore and the Cloud”. In his book, he discusses the challenges before, during, and after a company outsources part of its operation to an outsourcing vendor. He has published articles since 2000 and is a regular speaker and presenter at international security conferences. Frank holds a German degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Over the years, he achieved several security certifications, including CISM, CISSP, ISSAP, NSA-IAM, NSA-IEM. In addition, he has completed several Harvard Business School leadership training classes. In his spare-time, Mr. Siepmann has served as the VP of education at the ISSA-NoVA chapter and is known to foster the development of security professionals.
 

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Ben Hughes
Senior Cybersecurity Consultant &
Director of Commercial Services

Ben brings a diverse background in cybersecurity, IT, law, and law enforcement to Polito. After earning his JD from William & Mary School of Law in 2010 and providing IT and e-discovery support to law firms, Ben joined Booz Allen Hamilton as a cyber security consultant in 2012. While a member of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) hunt teams assigned to commercial and federal clients for 3 years, Ben sharpened his network security monitoring, forensics, incident response, malware analysis, cyber threat intelligence, and security architecture skills. He has earned the CISSP, GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT), and Splunk Certified Power User certifications. Ben is a member of the Maryland bar and volunteers at a pro bono legal clinic.

Testimonial

"The security professionals at Polito provide us with a third-party perspective on our cyber security posture.  Their years of experience in information security and cyber threat management provide me valuable, trusted resources to help manage my infrastructure."

Larry Larsen, Director of Cyber Security, Apple FCU

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Peter Quach
Project Manager &
Director of Client Relations

Peter has a diverse background in project management, marketing, business development, IT and telecommunications. Peter started his career in sales and sales management and quickly moved up to the position of District Manager, where he was responsible for business development, people management, hiring, training and project management in the New England area. Some of Peter’s notable IT experience comes from his time at Discovery Communications, where he worked at their Global Service Desk supporting and integrating their newly acquired European networks. Before joining Polito, Inc., Peter worked as a Digital Advertising Strategist where he managed a book of over 60 clients, developing, implementing and managing their digital marketing projects. Peter double majored in both Business Administration as well as Information Systems Management. He currently holds the Security+ certification.

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Nickolas Baker
Senior Cybersecurity Consultant

Nick has over 10 years in the cybersecurity field with a deep understanding in computer network defense. He also has a strong background in IT operations, support, and functions with 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Polito, Nick spent 20 years as a Signal Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army providing expertise for the proper employment, support, and defense of strategic and tactical information networks, systems, and services in operations supporting the Army's portion of the cyberspace domain. During his time in the military, he has been a Security Operations Manager, created, deployed, managed and trained personal in Security Operation Center procedures, participated in multiple military cyber blue team engagements by defending computer networks from simulated attacks, performed as a senior server technician, and worked at all levels of IT customer support and helpdesk. His time in the military allowed him to work at various level of commands and units to include nine years in Special Operations Command. He has a Master's degree in Information Assurance, a Bachelor's in Computer Networking, and holds numerous industry certifications from GIAC, ISC2, CompTIA and EC-Council.

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We're always looking for talented cyber security professionals to grow our team.

 

Visit our Careers page and contact us to see what open positions we currently have available.

About Us

We're a group of industry recognized cyber security experts who are always looking for interesting cyber and information security projects to work on. We believe in going the extra mile to satisfy our clients and staying on the bleeding edge of the cyber front.

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Our team of experts is ready to MasterCraft your custom cyber security solution. Contact us today and experience what Masterful Cyber Security is all about.