Our Team

Our experts have over 50 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

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.

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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Ben Hughes
Senior Security Engineer &
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.


"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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Jeffrey Magloire
Cybersecurity Consultant

Jeffrey is a highly skilled, cleared professional with extensive experience in information security and incident response in both the corporate and federal sector. Jeffrey has over 10 years of expertise in the field of Endpoint and Mobile based Intrusion Detection and Protection, Network security, e-Discovery, Mobile Application Security, and Information Security. His experience includes providing Subject Matter Expertise in the area of forensics and cyber security for essential government entities such as the White House, FBI, DOJ, and SEC to name a few. Jeffrey currently holds a Master’s of Science in Digital Forensics from George Mason University along with a Bachelors in Business Information Technology from St Johns University. Jeffrey also has industry recognized certifications such as GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst, Encase Examiner, Encase E-Discovery, Xways, and Cellebrite.

Roman Romanenco
Security Consultant

Roman is a Security Consultant at Polito, Inc. Prior to joining Polito, Roman served in the US Marine Corps where he began his journey in security management from conducting domestic and international operations. After transitioning into the civilian information security community, Roman has conducted numerous security assessments for commercial clients across the healthcare, financial and energy sectors. During this time, Roman quickly mastered a wide range of security services such as penetration testing, web and mobile application assessments, incident response and forensic analysis, as well as serving as a lead consultant and SOC engineer for a cloud based infrastructure provider developing their security policy and infrastructure. Additionally, Roman has authored numerous blogs related to ransomware, malware, and generic security topics, is bilingual in Russian (a skill-set that has proven critical in recent security engagements) and dabbles in audio engineering and music production in his free time. Roman earned his bachelors in criminology and homeland security from George Mason University and has also earned the CISSP Associate and Amazon AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certificates.

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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.


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.