Manoranjan (Mano) Paul is the Software Assurance Advisor for (ISC)2, the global leader in information security education and certification, representing and advising the organization on software assurance strategy, training, education and certification. He is also a member of the Application Security Advisory Board. He is the winner of the first Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) as a practitioner in the Americas region in 2011.
His information security and software assurance experience includes designing and developing security programs from compliance-to-coding, security in the SDLC, writing secure code, risk management, security strategy, and security awareness training and education. Mr. Paul started his career as a shark researcher in the Bimini Biological Field Station, Bahamas. His educational pursuit took him to the University of Oklahoma where he received his Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) with various accolades and the coveted 4.0 GPA. Following his entrepreneurial acumen, he founded and serves as the CEO & President of Express Certifications, a professional certification assessment and training company that developed studISCope, (ISC)2's official self-assessment offering for their certifications. Express Certifications is also the self-assessment testing company behind the US Department of Defense certification education program as mandated by the 8570.1 directive. He also founded SecuRisk Solutions, a company that specializes in security product development and consulting. Before Express Certifications and SecuRisk Solutions, Mr. Paul played several roles from software developer, quality assurance engineer, logistics manager, technical architect, IT strategist and security engineer/program manager/strategist at Dell Inc.
Mr, Paul is the author of the Official Guide to the CSSLP (Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional) and is a contributing author for the Information Security Management Handbook, the Certification magazine and has contributed to several security topics for the Microsoft Solutions Developer Network (MSDN). He has served as the Vice-President, industry representative and is an appointed faculty member of the Capitol of Texas Information System Security Association (ISSA) chapter. He has been featured in various domestic and international security conferences and is an invited speaker and panelist, delivering talks and keynotes in conferences such as the SANS, OWASP, ASIS, CSI, Gartner Catalyst, SC World Congress, and TRIS. Mr. Paul holds the following professional certifications - CSSLP, CISSP, AMBCI, MCSD, MCAD, CompTIA Network+ and the ECSA certification.
Mano lives in Austin, TX and is married to Sangeetha and they enjoy spending their time with their sons - Reuben and Ittai Paul.