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Our Mission

To help organizations prioritize the real security, financial and human costs of vulnerabilities preventing burnout

  • Take the fastest, most efficient pathway to green in a landscape of red in weeks instead of months
  • Instead of burning out your developers, help them to prioritize.
  • Phoenix Security is here to prioritize your schedule, not to schedule your priorities.
  • When you ACT on Risk, you can identify what needs to be addressed in order to best protect your business.
  • See the difference it makes not just in financial savings, but also reduce the human burnout costs.
  • Liberate teams from day to day triage enabling them to collaborate on fixing the threats that pose the greatest risk to your business.

Phoenix Security Leadership

Francesco Cipollone

Founder & CEO Security Phoenix

Francesco is a seasoned entrepreneur, well known in the industry and recognized for his visionary views in the cybersecurity industry. He currently serves as Chapter Chair UK&I of the Cloud Security Alliance. Previously, Francesco led application security at HSBC and was Senior Security Consultant at AWS.

Alfonso Eusebio

Chief Technology Officer

Alfonso brings experience running international teams for multi-million dollar, technologically advanced projects for Telefónica, IBM and Vodafone. Alfonso joins with two decades of experience working for tech leaders, including at Dell EMC, Yahoo! and Intershop.

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Andrew Peterson

CEO Signal Science (Acquired by Fastly)

Christopher Hodson

CISO @ CyberHeaven

Former CISO Zscaler, Tanium

James Chappell former CTO Digital Shadow joins Phoenix Security Advisory Board

James Chappel

Former CTO @ Digital Shadow 

Kevin Isaac

Former CRO Forcepoint

Former SVP Sale Sophos and SVP EMEA Symantec


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John Kinsella

Former Head of Engineering Qualys 

Jim Manico OWASP Top 10 Leader joins Phoenix Security Advisory Board - Manicode Security

Jim Manico

Manicode Security, OWASP Top 10 creator

Lee Vorthman CISO Oracle Advertising joins Phoenix Security Advisory Board

Lee Vorthman

CISO Oracle Advertising

Former Global Director Security Engineering @ Pearson

Jonathan Rau

Former CISO Lightspin

Former AWS Security Hub Product

Chris Romeo

CEO & Founder Security Journey (exited)

Former DevSecOps advocate CISCO

Cris Martorella

Product Security @ MIRO
Former CISO Skyscanner

Xabi Errotabehere

CTO Cloud Conformity Acquired by Trend Micro

Nicole Bercher

Product Security @Google, Former BISO S&P

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Derek Fisher

Head of product security at a global fintech

Derek Fisher – Head of product security at a global fintech. Speaker, instructor, and author in application security.

Derek is an award winning author of a children’s book series in cybersecurity as well as the author of “The Application Security Handbook.” He is a university instructor at Temple University where he teaches software development security to undergraduate and graduate students. He is a speaker on topics in the cybersecurity space and has led teams, large and small, at organizations in the healthcare and financial industries. He has built and matured information security teams as well as implemented organizational information security strategies to reduce the organizations risk.

Derek got his start in the hardware engineering space where he learned about designing circuits and building assemblies for commercial and military applications. He later pursued a computer science degree in order to advance a career in software development. This is where Derek was introduced to cybersecurity and soon caught the bug. He found a mentor to help him grow in cybersecurity and then pursued a graduate degree in the subject.

Since then Derek has worked in the product security space as an architect and leader. He has led teams to deliver more secure software in organizations from multiple industries. His focus has been to raise the security awareness of the engineering organization while maintaining a practice of secure code development, delivery, and operations.

In his role, Jeevan handles a range of tasks, from architecting security solutions to collaborating with Engineering Leadership to address security vulnerabilities at scale and embed security into the fabric of the organization.

Jeevan Singh

Founder of Manicode Security

Jeevan Singh is the Director of Security Engineering at Rippling, with a background spanning various Engineering and Security leadership roles over the course of his career. He’s dedicated to the integration of security practices into software development, working to create a security-aware culture within organizations and imparting security best practices to the team.
In his role, Jeevan handles a range of tasks, from architecting security solutions to collaborating with Engineering Leadership to address security vulnerabilities at scale and embed security into the fabric of the organization.

James Berthoty

Founder of Latio Tech

James Berthoty has over ten years of experience across product and security domains. He founded Latio Tech to help companies find the right security tools for their needs without vendor bias.

Christophe Parisel

Senior Cloud Security Architect

Senior Cloud Security Architect

Chris Romeo

Security Journey

Chris Romeo is a leading voice and thinker in application security, threat modeling, and security champions and the CEO of Devici and General Partner at Kerr Ventures. Chris hosts the award-winning “Application Security Podcast,” “The Security Table,” and “The Threat Modeling Podcast” and is a highly rated industry speaker and trainer, featured at the RSA Conference, the AppSec Village @ DefCon, OWASP Global AppSec, ISC2 Security Congress, InfoSec World and All Day DevOps. Chris founded Security Journey, a security education company, leading to an exit in 2022. Chris was the Chief Security Advocate at Cisco, spreading security knowledge through education and champion programs. Chris has twenty-six years of security experience, holding positions across the gamut, including application security, security engineering, incident response, and various Executive roles. Chris holds the CISSP and CSSLP certifications.

Jim Manico

Founder of Manicode Security

Jim Manico is the founder of Manicode Security, where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. Jim is also the founder of Brakeman Security, Inc. and an investor/advisor for Signal Sciences. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications (McGraw-Hill), a frequent speaker on secure software practices, and a member of the JavaOne Rockstar speaker community. Jim is also a volunteer for and former board member of the OWASP foundation.

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