Matt McManus is a Senior Director in FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity practice and is based in New York. He has more than 10 years of cybersecurity, privacy, consulting, and program management experience. He has expertise in maturing security and privacy programs at organizations with national and global footprints, building and conducting assessments, and leading incident response and investigation teams. Mr. McManus has broad experience across multiple industries, with a focus in healthcare delivery and healthcare technology.
At FTI Consulting, Mr. McManus leads teams, in both cybersecurity and privacy, to perform maturity assessments, implement strategic roadmaps, conduct regulatory and compliance audits, build internal audit and compliance programs, and carry out incident response and complex investigative activities. Mr. McManus’ client delivery highlights include leading regulatory compliance assessments for multiple global technology firms, providing response and investigative services during an active incident; coordinating and advising multiple technical workstreams during a complex investigation of sophisticated mobile malware, and conducting strategic roadmap development and implementation services. Mr. McManus has worked with clients in healthcare, technology, retail, data services, financial services, and within the defense industrial base and has experience with controls frameworks from CIS, NIST, and ISO, amongst others, along with experiential knowledge of regulatory requirements, including HIPAA, DFARS, and GDPR, amongst others. In multiple investigations, Mr. McManus has prepared investigative findings for delivery to law enforcement.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. McManus served as a Senior Program Manager on the information security team and privacy working group at WeWork and as a project manager for Planned Parenthood’s national information security program.
Mr. McManus has previous consulting experience as an implementation and security lead for Epic, the electronic health record vendor, where he delivered large-scale projects and security best practices to over a dozen nationally recognized healthcare organizations and incorporated EMR security into hospital information security programs.
Through his experience working as a vendor and program manager maturing security programs, Mr. McManus developed the necessary expertise to apply conceptual frameworks and problem solving effectively across corporate and customer environments and to pollinate security into organizational culture.
Mr. McManus has co-authored multiple security-related thought leadership pieces, including those featured in Security Magazine and JD Supra.
Mr. McManus holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, is a Project Management Professional (PMP), and holds multiple technical security certifications.