Mannie Romero brings more than 20 years of technical and information security leadership experience to his current role. As director, Office of the CISO, Romero provides C-suite advisory services to define cyber strategy, roadmaps and solutions to meet clients’ security objectives.

A subject matter expert in offensive security, Romero’s broad cyber security background spans multiple disciplines including incident response, forensics, vulnerability management, application security, network security and risk assessment. Mannie has been fortunate to apply his experience in various business verticals including defense, education, space, telecommunication, insurance, services and the semi-conductor sectors.

Prior to joining FishNet Security, Romero was the global head of incident response and risk assessment for Marsh and McLennan Companies, a $12 billion global services and insurance company, which operates in over 140 countries. In this position, Romero was responsible for penetration testing, incident response, forensics, investigations, vulnerability management, application security, merger and acquisition risk assessment, and third-party risk assessment. Romero was also director of security operations for Apollo Group, where he built their first penetration test team and was responsible for the security operation center (SOC).

Romero holds several security certifications such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional – Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (CISSP-ISSEP), GIAC-Penetration Tester (GPEN), SecurityTube Metasploit Framework Expert (SMFE), and GIAC-Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE). He also earned a degree in engineering from New Mexico State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.