Matthew Froning, CISSP

Founder & CEO / SAFE, LLC

Prior to forming SAFE, LLC, Matthew Froning, CISSP, designed and developed a proprietary Information Security Assessment Process, Guideline, and Report that outlines the requirements of ALTA compliance, the areas of strength within an organization, and the shortfalls an organization must remediate in order to become compliant.

An established public speaker, Matt was invited and spoke at over 50 different underwriter, state land title association, NS3, and ALTA events, to include national conventions and webinars, over the last two years for audiences ranging from 20 to over 900 people in attendance. Matt has led the execution of over 800 security assessments, to include over 200 ALTA Best Practice assessments for the Title & Settlement agents and attorneys.

Having spent over 21 years supporting the United States Air Force and the Federal Government, as both an active duty member and federal contractor, Matt led technical assessments, evaluations and integration of multiple complex Network Warfare products, identifying shortfalls, gaps and capabilities critical to the Air Force’s network operation mission. A former commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, Matt was a Federal Agent and the Chief of Computer Investigations & Operations for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations where he was responsible for investigating, managing and directing the investigation of computer related criminal, counterintelligence, counterespionage, fraud and undercover matters.

After active duty, Matt was the Regional Manager, Cyber Operations Division for ManTech International Corporation, where he led the daily operations of a nearly $8 million government contract, while also conducting vulnerability assessments for several Fortune 500 corporations & providing critical information on vulnerabilities and solutions to ensure the integrity and security of their networks.

Matt is well versed in providing consultation and expert advice to attorneys, law enforcement officers and IT professionals. With over 20 years of management and IT experience, to go a long with his MBA with a focus on Technology Management, Matt not only understands the need to work in a secure environment but also the need to find the common ground between Information Security and Operations, providing organizations with a unique perspective that takes all factors into consideration.