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Both organizations come together under CISOSHARE as a full-suite provider for cyber security program services.

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 15, 2019

CISOSHARE announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Latus Solutions, a leading security solutions integrator located in the San Francisco Bay area. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The combination of the companies will further strengthen CISOSHARE as a leading global provider of security program solutions and services. Latus' technical security solution reselling capability will complement CISOSHARE's existing professional and managed services. These capabilities will also tie into CISOSHARE's web-based application, which allows organizations greater visibility into their security program with a score that changes dynamically based on their current state, as well as insight into process health and resourcing. This acquisition enables CISOSHARE to offer a full suite of security program-related services and capabilities to clients.

"We have partnered with Latus for years and know that they believe in the same value philosophies that we do," says Mike Gentile, Founder, CEO and President of CISOSHARE. He goes on: "We are excited to add more fuel to the fire as we position ourselves as the go-to partner for our clients in winning this cyber security war."

Kier Lane, CEO of Latus, will join CISOSHARE as the Chief Revenue Officer. Lane will continue to drive and accelerate CISOSHARE's rapid growth. The rest of the Latus team will also join CISOSHARE in key sales and delivery positions throughout the organization.

"As cyber security leaders continue to evolve their organizations from compliance to business enablement, the types of partners they need changes with it," says Lane. "Independently, both CISOSHARE and Latus have been tackling this problem by innovating leading solutions to support our customers. Together, we can really accelerate this value with a more comprehensive approach."

About CISOSHARE
CISOSHARE is a proud Inc. 500 company. Based in Southern California and serving organizations everywhere, CISOSHARE is the leading provider of security program development, professional, and managed services for leading organizations around the world. Learning and teaching lies at the core of CISOSHARE's culture, focusing on educating employees and clients about information security through our services. We have served hundreds of organizations from, supplying dedicated security leaders to developing world-class security programs from the ground up. Find out more at https://cisoshare.com

About Latus Solutions
Latus Solutions is a highly specialized technology integrator that is focused on supporting our clients across the entire information security lifecycle. For over a decade, Latus has been reinventing the way integrators approach their customers with one focus - creating long-term value through an undying commitment to their success. This simple philosophy has helped define a new generation of integration services that better aligns to customer needs and emerging trends in IT. As a testament of the success of our approach, Latus has quickly become a leading provider of innovative technology, consulting, and managed security services to many of the well-known enterprise, healthcare, retail, and technology organizations across the globe.

Media Contact:
October 15, 2019
Celyn Matienzo
celyn.matienzo@cisoshare.com

For the Second Year in a Row, CISOSHARE Ranks for Orange County Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies of 2019

The Orange County Business Journal recognizes CISOSHARE’s growth by naming them as one of Orange County’s fastest-growing companies in 2019. The CISOSHARE team, also recently recognized in the 2019 Inc. 500, continues to accelerate as its progress-based approach to cyber security becomes more and more adopted by leading and high growth organizations around the world.

“I am so thankful for the work we have accomplished and am even more excited by the opportunity in front of us,” says Mike Gentile, Founder, President, and CEO of CISOSHARE. “We have a great team — we’re having fun solving complex problems for both our community and our clients, and we are well-positioned for this next chapter of growth.”

CISOSHARE leads and innovates in the security program development domain through a learning and teaching approach embedded into everything they do. This approach is seen throughout their services, including in their security program application, their practical approach to professional and managed services, and their innovative people-development programs such as the cyber security training program in partnership with Orange County United Way.

As CISOSHARE continues growing, they continue to expand their security team and service capabilities to provide a full suite of security services to their clients. To support the continued growth, CISOSHARE will again double the size of their office space in late October, with a move to a new building in San Clemente.

About CISOSHARE:

Based in Southern California, CISOSHARE is the leading provider of security program development, professional, and managed services for leading organizations around the world. We have served hundreds of organizations from supplying dedicated security leaders on-demand to the development of world-class security programs from the ground up. Find out more at cisoshare.com

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September 24, 2019
Celyn Matienzo
celyn.matienzo@cisoshare.com

CISOSHARE Ranks 88th overall and is the #1 fastest-growing California-based security company on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list

NEW YORK (PRWEB) AUGUST 16, 2019

Inc. magazine today revealed that CISOSHARE is No. 88 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“We’re honored and excited to be part of the 2019 Inc 5000,” says Mike Gentile, President and CEO of CISOSHARE. “Cyber security is rapidly growing and we’re proud to be leading at the forefront of the industry. We’re actively changing the way organizations approach cyber security — we can’t wait to see where things go from here.”

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

About CISOSHARE

Based in Southern California, CISOSHARE is the leading provider of security program development, professional, and managed services for leading organizations around the world. We have served hundreds of organizations from supplying dedicated security leaders on demand to the development of world-class security programs from the ground up. Find out more at cisoshare.com

Media Contact:
June 21, 2019
Celyn Matienzo
celyn.matienzo@cisoshare.com

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF. (PRWEB) June 21, 2019

The program is aimed at reducing both the skills gap in Orange County and addressing the cyber security resource shortage.

CISOSHARE has recently begun the first phase of their four-phase cyber security job transition program in partnership with Orange County United Way’s UpSkill OC program. UpSkill OC is a workforce development initiative aimed at reducing the skills gap in Orange County. The initiative provides previously homeless and housing insecure Orange County residents with a means to steady employment in middle-skill careers to maintain their housing moving forward.

This multi-phase cyber security approach looks to first identify and recruit people with cyber security aptitudes and to then quickly transition them into higher paying sustainable cyber security careers. The program focuses on first identifying talent and then eliminating roadblocks that often prevent these people from entering the cyber security industry.

CISOSHARE’s training and development program begins by working with UpSkill OC to source candidates that have at least a high school education and present aptitudes that can be easily developed into the future required skills of an effective security professional. Following the four-week training class, the candidates will move on to a month of role-specific training with CISOSHARE’s security experts. The roles in which they will be trained include three of the most needed cyber security positions: Third-party risk assessors, vulnerability analysts, and policy analysts.

Finally, in the last phase participants will have the opportunity to work on actual projects and teams for real organizations performing the roles in which they have selected during the earlier phases of the program.

“With the complex challenges and substantial costs the average organization faces in cyber security, it’s crazy to think that perfectly capable individuals are often prevented from entering the industry due to items like access to technology, appropriate dress, housing, or transportation,” says Mike Gentile, Founder, President, and CEO of CISOSHARE. “Our goal for this program is to get from talent identification to helping organizations better secure themselves in the fastest and most efficient manner possible, helping everyone involved along the way.”

“We’re excited to work with CISOSHARE to put this cyber security training program together,” said Susan Parks, President and CEO of Orange County United Way. “This is a new and innovative way for us to connect those in need in Orange County with a new career pathway that will help them gain financial stability and independence.”

Learn more about the program and how to get involved at: https://cisoshare.com/cisoshare-cares/cisoshare-unitedway-upskill-oc-cyber-security-training/

Media Contact:
June 21, 2019
Miad Moussawi
miad.moussawi@cisoshare.com

CISOSHARE Recognized by CIOReview for Enterprise Security Architecture Technology Consulting and Services

CISOSHARE continues accelerating and innovating in security architecture to improve cyber security programs in organizations.

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF. (PRWEB) MAY 22, 2019

CISOSHARE is proud to have been recognized by CIOReview Magazine as one of the 10 Most Promising Enterprise Architecture Technology Consulting Services in 2019.

In an effort to help CIOs find the right enterprise architecture technology/consulting services companies, a panel of CIOs, CEOs, analysts, and the CIOReview editorial board selected leading technology companies in this area. This year marks the 5th annual edition of this award.

The CISOSHARE team is excited to be recognized for their work in the security architecture space and is excited to continue innovating and developing new tools and techniques to help organizations make informed decisions.

“In working with our customers, we’ve learned many companies want to look at their whole environment, not just how one specific security technology solves a problem, but how all the tools and technologies work together in unison. This was the genesis for our security architecture practice and we are thrilled to be recognized by CIOReview for our efforts in this space,” says Mike Gentile, President and CEO of CISOSHARE.

Read the full article at: https://enterprise-architecture.cioreview.com/vendor/2019/cisoshare

About CISOSHARE

Based in Southern California, CISOSHARE is the leading provider of security program development, professional, and managed services for leading organizations around the world. We have served hundreds of organizations from supplying dedicated security leaders on demand to the development of world-class security programs from the ground up. Find out more at cisoshare.com

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Media Contact:
May 22, 2019
Miad Moussawi
miad.moussawi@cisoshare.com

PRWEB April 1, 2019

CISOSHARE Partners with Orange County Soccer Club for Inaugural United Way Corporate Cup

CISOSHARE is the title sponsor for United Way Orange County’s soccer tournament to support a local cause.
Just as even one cybersecurity attack is too many for any organization, one person or family not served by the United Way is too many.

CISOSHARE is proud to donate time and money in partnership with the Orange County Soccer Club (OCSC) for the United Way Orange County’s Corporate Cup. CISOSHARE is the tournament’s title sponsor and official cyber security partner.

The Corporate Cup is a recreational-style soccer tournament meant to support the Healthy Schools Initiative in Orange County. The Initiative is geared toward combating childhood obesity in schools throughout Orange County.

As the title sponsor for the inaugural tournament, CISOSHARE and OCSC are also donating for every OCSC shutout, also known as a “clean sheet” throughout their season. Each time OCSC prevents the other team from scoring, both companies will donate to the United Way of Orange County. “Just as even one cybersecurity attack is too many for any organization, one person or family not served by the United Way is too many. This giving program is symbolic of that,” says Mike Gentile, President and CEO of CISOSHARE.

Organizations are invited to sign their teams up for a round-robin, 16-team tournament staged at the Orange County Great Park soccer complex.

“CISOSHARE is proud to combine some of our favorite things: working with the local business community in Orange County, good old fun, and last but not least soccer, all wrapped up in the best reason of all — giving back to the community,” says Gentile. “We couldn’t be prouder to partner and support this inaugural tournament.”

About CISOSHARE
Based in Southern California, CISOSHARE is the leading provider of security program development, professional, and managed services for leading organizations around the world. We have served hundreds of organizations from supplying dedicated security leaders on demand to the development of world-class security programs from the ground up. Find out more at cisoshare.com

Media Contact:
April 1, 2019
Miad Moussawi
miad.moussawi@cisoshare.com

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

CISOSHARE Experiences Rapid Growth Throughout 2018, Named One of OC Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies.

CISOSHARE establishes itself as a leader in large-scale security program development.

The Orange County Business Journal recognizes CISOSHARE’s growth and names them one of Orange County’s fastest growing companies of 2018. Since 2004, the CISOSHARE team has worked on some of the most complex and large-scale security program development efforts in leading organizations around the world.

This experience has fueled rapid growth in 2018 because of a trend in many established organizations to take on these larger security program development and retrofitting projects. CISOSHARE has been well-positioned with the right experience and team to fill this need.

“Many organizations are getting board-level directives to retrofit and build real security programs, not the ones of the past which were often no more than the completion of a compliance checklist or assessment,” says Mike Gentile, President and CEO of CISOSHARE. “It’s a much larger and more complex effort to build an effective security program that establishes a repeatable system to manage security and enable informed decisions across the entire business.” He continues, “Organizations are looking to CISOSHARE because of our proven track record with this type of project to help them reach these complex security goals.”

These efforts, in line with continued development of managed security services, has led to significant growth for CISOSHARE over the course of 2018.

The team has developed the sophistication required to deliver these niche services through years of delivering security programs for organizations in highly-regulated industries, recovering from large-scale breaches, and maintaining security during mergers, acquisitions or divestitures, or businesses simply experiencing rapid business growth all over the world.

As CISOSHARE continues to grow, they anticipate continuing to strengthen their team with the addition of well-respected experts in the security field who want to better the information security discipline. “We treat security program development as a science and our efforts improving it as our contribution to helping better the world. We will continue to search for people who share this vision to join our team and change our world for the better,” says Gentile.

About CISOSHARE
Based in Southern California, CISOSHARE is the leading provider of security program development, professional, and managed services for leading organizations around the world. We have served hundreds of organizations from supplying dedicated security leaders on demand to the development of world-class security programs from the ground up. Find out more at cisoshare.com

Media Contact:
September 19, 2018
Miad Moussawi
miad.moussawi@cisoshare.com

The web application provides a free score, prescriptive next steps, tools, and resources to help you make progress on your cyber security program at your own pace.

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF. (PRWEB) MAY 09, 2018

CISOSHARE’s team of cyber security experts today announced the launch of Cyber Progress Index (CPI), an index and web application that presents a paradigm shift in how organizations address cyber security. Unlike other cyber security scoring and maturity methods that use risk as the primary measurement scale and base of the effort, CPI instead focuses on measuring and improving the capability of an organization’s security program to progress.

Using a progress-based approach results in a more secure, and best practice-aligned security program derived from more informed decision making by organization stakeholders. This score is completely confidential to the receiving organization. Scores are designed to help organizations improve their security programs at their own pace.

“The majority of organizations are dramatically increasing what they spend on security, but are simply not getting the results their owners, boards, or stakeholders would like or expect. We believe this is directly attributed to a focus on risk reduction and management,” says Mike Gentile, founder of Cyber Progress Index. “In a perfect world, modern security risk management approaches would work as the core of any security effort. But we don’t live in a perfect world.”

Organizations need to define security with effective governance, policies, and documentation. CPI is meant to address this need, as well as the shortage of resources needed to perform appropriate risk management activities and communicate effectively with organizational stakeholders.

“The lack of communication results in bad information, bad decisions, and the unrelenting cyber attacks we are all seeing every day, even in environments that are certified with well-known security certification programs,” says Gentile.

The CPI approach focuses on how people make decisions, starting with how information is presented to them, the scope of that data, what they need to understand it, as well as how a decision is implemented once made.

“When you look at security with decision-making in mind, you reduce the skill-set needed to implement security. The costs go down, and you enable improvement by anyone who wants to take it on,” says Gentile.

Cyber Progress Index works by establishing an initial score that measures how well an organization defines security, measures that definition, presents discovery information to stakeholders to make decisions, and then how those decisions are implemented.

Once the initial score is established, CPI then provides an ecosystem of tools, support, as well as do-it-yourself and validation services so users can better understand how to enhance and speed up their progress over time. Users can access comprehensive guides that also provide simple steps to build the documentation and program components they need.

Organizations can also receive support from CPI’s security experts through the application’s validation services. The CPI team reviews any existing or new security program documentation and provides detailed feedback on what they’re doing right to enhance progress and what still needs to be considered.

“We firmly believe that improving an organization’s ability to make cyber security decisions improves their ability to both manage cyber security and essentially lower risk more than simply focusing on risk reduction alone,” says Gentile. “The faster your organization can make and implement well-informed decisions, the more progress will accelerate and the more prepared your organization will be.”

About Cyber Progress Index
Cyber Progress Index is a SaaS based service organization located in San Clemente, California that is wholly owned by CISOSHARE. It offers a free cyber progress score for any organization, as well as a suite of progress-based subscription services. Start making progress now at cyberprogressindex.com

About CISOSHARE
Based in Southern California, CISOSHARE is the leading provider of security program development professional and managed services for leading organizations around the world. We have served hundreds of organizations from supplying dedicated security leaders on demand to the development of world-class security programs from the ground up. Find more at cisoshare.com

Media Contact:
May 9, 2018
Miad Moussawi
miad.moussawi@cisoshare.com

CISOSHARE Reports Growth in 2017 with Cost-Effective Cyber Security Services

Leaders say more clients demand cost-effective security programs and training that keep their organizations focused and on-track for their primary mission.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – Experts in delivering comprehensive cyber and information security programs to leading brands and organizations experiencing rapid growth, CISOSHARE today announced increased revenue of 188 percent year-over-year with significant increases in client contracts attracted to its unique offering of system-based security program development services. This included significant growth in both its professional services business with the addition of well-known and recognizable clients, as well as a doubling of managed security services contracts in 2017.

“Making security efficient and repeatable through a system-based approach has been the hallmark of our research for the last 20 years and is reflected in all of our services,” said Mike Gentile, President and CEO of CISOSHARE. “We are excited to see this approach resonate with clients as we believe it is the best way to combat the current security landscape of never-ending workloads and limited skilled resources to do an ever-increasing amount of work.”

Based in Southern California, but serving organizations globally, the CISOSHARE approach to security program development gives leaders the foundational platform, tools, and knowledge to manage cyber security while establishing policies, protocols and training that inform their business without hindering operations.

“We’ve increased our client base through a simple partnership and service model,” said Ryan Vallone, VP of Sales and Marketing at CISOSHARE. “We listen intently to our clients’ needs and match solutions to their teams in ways that allow them to remain focused on growth and realizing their vision.”

CISOSHARE’s diverse client list includes companies and organizations in state and local government, financial services, health care and other markets—all responsive to the value-based, cost-effective and tailor-made approach CISOSHARE offers.

With a growing workforce of cyber and information security experts, CISOSHARE employees are highly skilled at delivering a flexible model of system-based services packaged in a time-sensitive learning and teaching environment. This approach enables CISOSHARE experts and client partners to operate with big-picture principles and platforms top-of-mind.

About CISOSHARE

CISOSHARE is a private, Southern California-based information security services company that provides organizations with dedicated security leaders who deliver secure solutions and training tailored to clients’ needs. Find more at cisoshare.com.

Media Contact:
March 1, 2018
Miad Moussawi
miad.moussawi@cisoshare.com

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF. (PRWEB) APRIL 13, 2018

CISOSHARE President and CEO, Mike Gentile, will be presenting at an upcoming Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) gathering in Orange County. Gentile will be presenting “Big Bounce Theory: The Next Round of Security Program Development for Security Leaders.”

The topics he wants to discuss include moving back to prescriptive-based decision management, the use of technology in automating key steps, and the use of unskilled over skilled resources in security.

“Some of these ideas may be controversial,” Gentile says. “But I welcome discussion and debate.”

Mike Gentile has been on the forefront of the information security space for over 20 years. He holds patents in the security management domain, and is a co-author of The CISO Handbook, which is often used as course material for advanced educational programs on security leadership around the world.

As a researcher, Gentile’s goal has been to help organizations make informed security decisions. He has contributed to numerous publications and has delivered more than 100 presentations within the topics of security program development, information technology, and security communities.

Gentile has been a top-rated speaker at RSA Conference, and has been a keynote speaker for the CXO Summits conference series. He has also delivered presentations at Secure World Expo, previous ISSA events, CRN, and many others.

ISSA is dedicated to promoting practices that ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of organizational information resources with chapters around the world. Their members include information security leaders from U.S. and international corporations, leading consulting firms, educational institutions, and government agencies.

About CISOSHARE
CISOSHARE is a private, Southern California-based information security services company that provides organizations with dedicated security leaders who deliver secure solutions and training tailored to clients’ needs. Find out more at http://www.cisoshare.com

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April 13, 2018
Miad Moussawi
miad.moussawi@cisoshare.com