Shawn Flippo


Shawn is an accomplished cybersecurity leader with 20 years of experience in implementing new technology and safeguarding organizations against cyber threats. As the CISO of Core Managed, he oversees the strategic planning, implementation, and management of their information security programs, and serves as the vCISO of our clients.  His passion for continuous learning and staying ahead of emerging threats drives his success as a CISO.  His commitment to securing digital assets and promoting a resilient cybersecurity posture makes him a valuable asset to any organization.

Professional Highlights

  • Risk Management: Shawn has successfully developed risk assessment frameworks, ensuring that critical assets are protected while aligning with business objectives.
  • Incident Response: Has developed comprehensive incident response plans, and processes that include incident handling, and post-incident analysis.
  • Compliance: He ensures compliance with industry standards, including HIPAA, FTC, CMMC, and NIST guidelines.
  • Security Architecture: Shawn has designed robust security architectures, integrating threat intelligence, network security, and identity management.
  • Team Leadership: Under his leadership, the security team has implemented effective security controls, conducted security awareness training, and fostered a security-conscious culture.

Shawn’s Certifications

  • ISC2 Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
  • CyberAB Certified CMMC Professional (CCP)

Favorite Quote:“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
— Dr. Seuss

Favorite Movie: Aliens (1986)

Most Enjoyable Project: Any project that involves working with other talented people that know their trade.

Favorite Charity: Boys & Girls Clubs of America