Bill Fanelli, CISSP

Chief Security Officer

Bill Fanelli is Chief Security Officer for the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB), the umbrella organization for 112 BBBs across North America. This position was created in 2014, but Mr. Fanelli previously worked with CBBB as a security consultant during a major phishing scam in 2012, and then as interim Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Fanelli has a wide breadth of information security experience with over 25 years developing and implementing complex security and monitoring solutions.  For the last 11 years his focus has been in the deployment of data center, desktop, and network security solutions in enterprises with 300,000+ devices.

At ActioNet, Inc, Mr. Fanelli was Program Manager for the Cyber Security Division of NOAA’s Office of the CIO. He led teams deploying web filtering, intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning, incident response, and the 24/7 security operations center for the entire NOAA organization monitoring over one billion events per day.  He was also instrumental in the procurement and deployment of five Trusted Internet Connections, a shared inter-agency service hosted at NOAA that protects 20% of the U.S. government’s non-military connections to the Internet.

Prior to his time at ActioNet, Mr. Fanelli was Principal Architect for Allen Corporation of America’s Cyber Security Division, leading a team of architects and engineers in the deployment of security solutions for the Social Security Administration, Citibank, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Capital One, Department of Defense and many others. 

As a vice president at Citibank, Mr. Fanelli gained considerable experience building global monitoring facilities, and designing for server and site failures while maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of customer data.  As Product Manager for a global monitoring tool suite, he developed with Hewlett-Packard an architecture requiring zero scheduled downtime to support follow-the-sun operations across three continents.

Mr. Fanelli received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.