Manar brings 16 years of experience with the Bureau and will further strengthen the company’s security posture
Miami – October 18, 2021 – Kaseya, the leading provider of IT and security management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced today that it has hired Jason Manar as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Manar, who was most recently named Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) overseeing all cyber, counterintelligence, intelligence and the language service programs for the San Diego office, will play a pivotal role in further solidifying Kaseya’s security stance.
“Jason has a remarkable background battling cybercrime targeting U.S. companies and entities,” said Fred Voccola, CEO, Kaseya. “We worked closely with him during the July attack on Kaseya’s VSA customers and were so impressed with his qualifications and handling of the situation that we asked him to join Kaseya as CISO. We only hire the best, and Jason is top-of-the-line.”
Manar will oversee information security and compliance for Kaseya, leading the company’s cybersecurity division to identify the industry’s latest threats and vulnerabilities and intercept them. Additionally, as CISO, he will ensure compliance with security requirements associated with government regulations, which vary by global region.
“Kaseya provided the most transparency of any company I have seen, by delivering near real-time information to its customers. I was amazed to see the level of commitment, care, and integrity Kaseya showed; it surpassed anything I had seen in 16 years,” said Manar. “I look forward to continued transparency and further strengthening Kaseya’s security posture while upholding our unsurpassed commitment to customers.”
Manar first became familiar with Kaseya as the Miami Cybercrime Supervisory Special Agent where he managed all FBI criminal cyber operations within the Southern District of Florida, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Prior to that, he served at FBI headquarters in the Major Crimes Unit combatting cybercriminal threats against the U.S. In that role, he built relationships with key industry partners and was instrumental in the creation of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center. Manar also served as the Safe Streets Gang & Violent Crime Task Force Coordinator for the FBI’s Springfield Division investigating drug trafficking organizations, violent crime, cybercrime and transnational organized crime.
Manar graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science. Prior to joining the FBI, he served six years with the Kentucky State Police as a trooper and detective.