Francesco leads globally the Resilience and Architecture function for Standard Chartered Bank with the aim to assess and evolve the Bank’s cyber resilience posture by highlighting the key strategic capabilities we need to sustainably stay ahead of the cyber threat. Francesco has 15+ years’ experience in IT and cyber security and joined Standard Chartered Bank from PepsiCo where he was in charge of one of the two global Cyber Fusion Centers (Poland), leading globally incident response, adversary emulation and cyber resilience.
Big aficionado of NIST and MITRE products and promoting the concept of threat-informed architecture (beyond threat-informed defence). From 2019 when NIST released the 800-160 publication, Francesco specialized in equipping companies with the ability to withstand and recover from multi-faceted attacks from advanced adversaries. He had the privilege to build a best-in-class cyber resilience program vetted -among others- by experts of the US CISA cyber resilience task force. In this capacity, Francesco has coined the concept of “high value target” and developed a methodology to identify assets’ value from an adversarial standpoint.
In 2022, he has co-authored -among others- the whitepaper “The Cyber Resilience Index: Advancing Organizational Cyber Resilience”; he has founded in 2021 and leads to date the ISSA.org Cyber Resilience Special Interest Group (SIG) with over 1000 associates across the globe. As well, Francesco has hired hundreds of information security professionals in Warsaw, Poland - he won a global innovation award from the US Consumer Brands Association in 2018 among Fortune-100 companies.
Founder of the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Special Interest Group (SIG) at FIRST.org and of the Poland FIRST.org group. 2021 Volunteer of the year award at ISSA.org, global head of the Cyber Resilience ISSA.org SIG and director for International Cooperation at ISSA Poland. Advisor of the FIRST.org Security Metrics SIG.
Francesco holds an MA in International Economics, and B.Sc. in Management Engineering and a number of professional certs.