Frank Shirmo is a Veteran Information Technology Executive and an accomplished Information Security Manager. Shirmo’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, Shirmo has had overall responsibilities for software product portfolio strategies, software product line maintenance and IT security services offerings. Shirmo is well-versed on various platforms, technologies, protocols, frameworks and standards.
As an Information Security professional, Shirmo 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 valuable experience needed for the effective management of information security programs, and he has had the opportunity to gain the hands-on experience of security code reviews, threat modelling, attack surface analysis and security testing.
Shirmo has also acted as the Program/Project Manager on small and large scale vulnerability assessment and penetration testing projects.
Shirmo’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 University and Loyola University, and pursued a Doctorate in Management and Leadership at the University of Maryland.
Shirmo 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 virtually and physically.
Shirmo is a proud husband and father of three, currently living in the suburbs of Annapolis, Maryland.