Mano Paul

Lead Cybersecurity Strategist, GM and bestselling author of CSSLP certification books

Mano Paul is a shark biologist turned security professional. He is an innovative, driven “out-of-the-box” thinking information security author and professional with 15+ years of experience in information security. He is the author of the acclaimed “7 Qualities of Highly Secure Software” and the “Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CSSLP.” He is also a contributing author for the Information Security Management Handbook and has contributed to security topics for the Microsoft Solutions Developer Network. Mano was appointed as the software assurance advisor for (ISC)2 and is a member of the Application Security Advisory Council. He was recognized and honored for his contributions to the security industry by being awarded the first Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) as an information security practitioner in 2011.

Mano founded and served as the CEO of SecuRisk Solutions. Before SecuRisk Solutions, Mano worked at Dell, Inc. where he played several roles from software developer, quality assurance tester, technical architect, IT strategist, application security program manager, regulatory compliance and risk management consultant, penetration tester, and security evangelist. His InfoSec experience includes designing & developing security programs from compliance-to-coding, security strategy, security in the SDLC, penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, writing secure code, risk management, and security awareness training & education. Currently he directs and leads the cyber security strategy for the autonomous connected car program initiatives at General Motors, for the office of the CISO.

Mano is an invited speaker, delivering keynotes, talks, training and participating as a panelist, in several domestic and international security conferences such as RSA, Security Congress, ASIS, DerbyCon, SANS, OWASP AppSec, LASCON, Gartner (Catalyst), and SecureSDLC events. Mano holds the following professional certifications – CSSLP, CISSP, GWAPT, GSSP-.Net, EC-Council ECSA, MCSD, MCAD and the CompTIA Network+ certification. Mano holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Oklahoma, USA, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology (Fisheries) from the University of Chennai, India.

Mano is also a managing partner at CyberShaolin, a non-profit organization that aims to educate, equip and empower kids (and adults) with cybersecurity knowledge, that his son, Reuben Paul, founded along with Prudent Games, a company which develops entertaining games that are educational as well. On a personal note, along with a few volunteers, Mano founded HackFormers in 2011, which is a faith-based non-profit organization with the mission to Teach Security, Teach Christ and Teach Security in Christ. He is married to Sangeetha Paul and he enjoys spending time with their two sons, Reuben and Ittai. For fun, he likes to do Shaolin Do Kung Fu (both he and Reuben are 2nd degree Blackbelts) and play video games with his children.

My Sessions

Cybersecurity – Today and Tomorrow In this keynote, cybersecurity author and expert, Mr. Paul will focus on the current and upcoming trends in cyberspace and cover topics such as the changing landscape of cyber, the importance of cyber education, the impending dearth of cyber talent, software evolution, Internet of Threats (IoT), security in Artificial Intelligence […]

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