About

CISOSHARE

(pronounced: see-so-share)

CISOSHARE, a leading provider of cyber security services for rapidly growing and successful organizations of all industries. Our efforts have been recognized on the Inc. 5000 three years in a row as the 2nd and 7th fastest growing security company in 2019 and 2020 respectively. We continue to be at the forefront of the security program development domain with a team that has over 20 years of experience.

What makes our approach unique is a proven methodology published in the practical guide, CISO Handbook in 2005. We implement our learning and teaching culture in everything we do, from the way we train our internal team to the way we coach client employees to better manage their own security programs.

Recognized as Fast-Growing Innovators in the field.

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What Sets Us Apart?

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Our Mission

CISOSHARE improves the security community and our world as the leading provider in cyber security services. The business is systemic and profitable through innovative use of our craft security knowledge delivered by a world-class team.

Our Promise

We will deliver our services with honesty, integrity, and respect. Honesty for us comes from clarity and constant communication of what we’re doing within our teams and clients. Integrity is integrated into everything we do.

Our Approach

We establish a caring, positive, and fun environment while designing a repeatable process for clients, both in our own service delivery and partnered security programs. We strive to improve performance through innovation and a focus on people in a learning and teaching model.

Our Essence

Everything we do will be delivered in a learning and teaching model using security techniques that we know work, not legacy security dogma that was created 20 years ago. We’re always innovating and seeking security solutions and techniques that work.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Mike Gentile

Founder and CEO

Mike Gentile is the Founder and CEO of CISOSHARE, where he has led the company since inception to become a global leader in security program services headquartered in San Clemente, CA.
Initially an experiment, the CISOSHARE culture strives to make the often-confusing security discipline understandable through a learning and teaching approach in everything it does. For the last two years, this approach has enabled the organization being recognized as the second and seventh overall fastest growing security company respectively on the Inc. 5000®

Mike is passionate about helping our communities through innovative approaches based on the learning and teaching method applied at CISOSHARE. In 2019, he founded CyberForward by CISOSHARE as a way to address both the cyber security resource shortage and the livable wage gap issues felt in many communities. This partner-enabled professional development program first identifies and then rapidly develops effective job-ready cyber security professionals.

In 2020, Mike was nominated for the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award by the Orange County Business Journal, was an Outstanding Small Company CEO Finalist by OCTANE and an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Semi-Finalist in the Orange County Region.

Prior to CISOSHARE, Mike co-founded, built and sold Delphiis, a leading GRC security company and is the coauthor of both the CISO Handbook (Auerbach, 2005) and CISO Soft Skills (CRC Press, 2008.)

Tiffany L. Gentile, CPA

Chief Fun Officer

Tiffany L.  Gentile, CPA,  serves as the CFO at CISOSHARE, where she is in charge of all financial systems and programs. An executive-level professional with over fifteen years of experience in the accounting industry, she is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Tiffany specializes in high-growth companies and has experience in many industries including: non-profit organizations, technology, information security, consulting, and more.

Prior to CISOSHARE, she served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Delphiis, a security technology start-up which was acquired by a publicly-traded technology company in 2014. While at Delphiis, Tiffany supported all aspects of financial and accounting management at the business, as well as played a key role during its acquisition. Before that, she served as a Senior Accountant with Anthony & Associates in Brea, California.

Brian Payne

Chief Operations Officer

Brian Payne has joined CISOSHARE in September 2021 to lead the company’s overall service delivery, human resources, and technical operations capabilities for the organization.

Brian has a wide range of expertise in in information technology, operations and business management , and a track record of success going back 20 years in driving rapidly growing organizations during times of extreme transformational growth.

Prior to joining the CISOSHARE team, Brian was instrumental in steering IT and business operations at Ambry Genetics from its early days to its eventual sale for a billion dollars.

Jason Faulk

Vice President, Client Success, Operations

A leader in business operations with a focus on strategic planning, goal setting, and customer satisfaction. Successfully built a qualified core team with skills and interests that align with the business objectives and facilitates communication between staff and executive leadership. Adept in streamlining processes and continuously improving operational priorities with input from the company as a whole.

Ryan Vallone

Vice President of Sales

Ryan has been leading sales and marketing efforts in organizations for over 20 years. He continues to find innovative ways to attract, acquire and retain customers. Ryan has worked with companies like Nike, Google, Johnson&Johnson, Justin Vineyards, and has a diverse industry background in retail, financial, insurance, manufacturing, and technology.

Miad Moussawi

Vice President of Brand

Miad has over 10 years of experience in marketing and currently manages several teams while leading critical digital marketing efforts. She is dedicated to solving complex cybersecurity problems and helping companies make progress with their cybersecurity environments. Her focus is on simplifying cybersecurity so that organizations are able to make better-informed decisions.

Tim Brooks

Chief Technology Officer

Tim is a cybersecurity leader with over 15 years of experience in cyber security, IT, and development. He has expertise in designing and implementing security programs and architecture in multiple industries. Prior to joining CISOSHARE, Tim served as Director of Security Product Management and Information Security Officer at Resolve Systems where he led the design and development of the company’s Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response product. Prior to Resolve Systems, Tim was the Information Security Officer at CHOC Children’s Hospital. He has also held security and leadership roles at KPMG LLP, Pacific Sunwear, and UC Irvine.

Adam Couch

CISO in Residence

Adam is a leader in cyber security program development with over 20 years of experience demonstrating results building programs, teams, and managing security incidents. He has comprehensive knowledge of building risk management, incident management, and training and awareness programs for startups, healthcare, and government clients.

Patty Murphey

Director, Human Resources

Patty has extensive experience in recruiting, hiring, employee relations, training, performance management, and employment law compliance. She takes pride in creating a company culture where people enjoy coming to work every day. Many of her initiatives have lead to CISOSHARE being named by the OCBJ as one of the Best Places to Work several years in a row. In addition to Human Resources, Patty also heads up our CyberForward training program.