Jason Manar brings extensive experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to Kaseya as the chief information security officer (CISO) where he plays a pivotal role in further solidifying the company’s security stance. He oversees information security and compliance, leading the cybersecurity division to identify the industry’s latest threats and vulnerabilities and intercept them. As CISO, Jason also ensures compliance with security requirements associated with government regulations, which vary by global region.
Prior to joining Kaseya, Jason was named assistant special agent in charge for the FBI where he supervised all cyber, counterintelligence, intelligence and the language service programs for the San Diego office. He began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 2006, serving as the Safe Streets Gang and Violent Crime Task Force coordinator for the FBI’s Springfield Division and investigated drug trafficking organizations, violent crime, cybercrime and transnational organized crime. Jason was later transferred to Detroit where he worked public corruption, civil rights and health care fraud.
He was eventually promoted to supervisory special agent (SSA) in the Cyber Division where he worked in the Major Cyber Crimes Unit combating cybercriminal threats targeting U.S. entities. During that time, Jason built relationships with key partners from the private sector and was instrumental in the creation of Microsoft’s Cybercrime Center.
Most recently, prior to his work with the San Diego office, Jason was assigned as the Miami cybercrime SSA, where he managed all FBI criminal cyber operations within the Southern District of Florida, the Caribbean and Central and South America. He became the cyber program coordinator (PCOR) and also oversaw complex cyber intrusion investigations.
Jason 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.