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Frank Knobbe, QSA , Shareholder, Information Security

Frank Knobbe, QSA Shareholder, Information Security

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Phone: 615-309-2331



Frank Knobbe is a Partner with LBMC Information Security, LLC.

He has an uncommon ability to think at a detailed “packet” level, while never forgetting the larger business context.

As a result, he understands his clients’ fundamental security issues and is able to design custom tools and approaches that are targeted to their needs.

In his role as partner within LBMC Information Security, Frank oversees the development and delivery of highly responsive and innovative intrusion detection and prevention services to address a wide range of security concerns.


  • Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)


With more than two decades of Information Technology experience, Frank began consulting on network security in the mid nineties and focused on and intrusion prevention and detection in the late nineties. In 2002, Frank co-founded a managed security services company, which became an independent affiliate of LBMC in 2008.

Frank has written various tools, web applications and software applications throughout his career. After pioneering the concept of distributed intrusion prevention through the development of a highly regarded open-source utility—SnortSAM—Frank applied his insights to create a new type of prevention system that is the heart of LBMC’s innovative and proprietary managed IPS/IDS appliances.

His security experience includes firewalls, VPNs, token authentication, cryptographic protocols, certificates and key management, intrusion detection and prevention systems, sniffers and packet analyzers, TCP/IP and Internet protocols, vulnerability analysis and penetration testing, network and system security, web application and systems programming, web application assessments and code review, and forensics and expert witness testimony.  He has extensive network and systems management experience, and he has successfully managed a variety of large integration and migration projects.

Community Involvement

Frank is a long-time, active participate in the online security community as well as the Information Systems Security Association’s Middle Tennessee Chapter, which he co-founded in 2001.

In July 2013, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) named Frank a Fellow. This prestigious honor, which has only been granted to a handful of individuals worldwide, is bestowed by the ISSA Fellow Program for distinguished accomplishments in the field of information security, leadership, and future service to the association and profession.

Frank is an adjunct administrator at the Bleeding-Edge/Emerging-Threats project where he maintained IDS signature sets for the security community and created signatures for newly identified threats.

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“I don't like following a well-beaten path, but prefer charting my own way into new territory, and then leaving a trail for others to follow.”
Frank Knobbe