Brian Payne Joins CISOSHARE as Chief Operating Officer

CISOSHARE, a leading cyber security professional and managed services provider, has appointed Brian Payne as its Chief Operating Officer.

Brian has more than 20 years of experience in information technology, operations and business management and 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.

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CISOSHARE's strategic spin-off creates an ecosystem of efforts designed to protect organizations and develop the cyber workforce of tomorrow.

A thorough review shows that splitting these entities is more favorable competitively and strategically for each business. The completion of the spin-offs into three independent and privately held companies will individually boost each organization creating an ecosystem of efforts designed to both help win the war against cybercrime and effectively develop and train the cyber workforce of tomorrow.

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CEO Leadership Alliance of OC and CISOSHARE share the same vision in making Orange County an innovation hub.

CISOSHARE is now a proud member of the CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County. Recognized for being the second-fastest growing small, privately owned business in Orange County in 2020, CISOSHARE joins the mission of creating brighter futures and better jobs throughout Orange County.

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Security program assessment and compliance experts to share insights on information security compliance certifications and best practices.

CISOSHARE, a leading provider of fully managed security services, announced today a webinar highlighting the need for a proactive approach to planning for and navigating the complex realm of security compliance and assessments. To help your organization better manage threats and meet demanding compliance timelines requirements, Adam Couch, CISO in Residence at CISOSHARE, will show webinar participants how thorough security program assessment services, when combined with proper preparation, are key to mitigating risks. The complimentary online event takes place on Wednesday, May 5th at 11:00 AM PST.

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CISOSHARE Announces Webinar on Virtual CISO (vCISO) as a Service to Help Meet Your Strategic Security Initiatives

CISOSHARE, a leading provider of fully managed security services, announced today a webinar highlighting vCISO services and cyber security programs to help shorten sales cycles, improve efficiency, and reduce costs. In an effort to help organization leaders better plan for and deliver on security objectives, Adam Couch, Resident CISO at CISOSHARE, will show webinar participants how outside information security expertise is a means toward improved policies, guidelines and standards. The complimentary online event takes place on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 11:00 AM PST.

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EY Announces Mike Gentile of CISOSHARE as 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year® Semi-Finalist in Orange County


Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that Mike Gentile, Founder, President, and CEO of CISOSHARE has been recognized as a semifinalist for the 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Orange County. The awards program, which is in its 34th year, celebrates the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity that transform our world.

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CyberSN and CyberForward by CISOSHARE Partner to Address Cyber Security Resource Shortage

Both organizations come together to provide clients with trained cyber resources with hands-on work experience at highly affordable rates.

CyberSN and CyberForward by CISOSHARE have announced a partnership to provide trained junior cyber talent with work experience at affordable rates.

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Expanded program sets a goal to bring cyber security opportunities to hundreds of participants in 2020.


To support the growth, success, and vision of the multi-phase cyber security professional development program it has officially been named CyberForward.

The CyberForward program was initially launched in partnership with Orange County United Way’s UpSkill OC program in June of 2019. Since the completion of the first wave of participants from identification all the way to working careers in cyber security at a livable wage, the program has continued to accelerate in both the number of individuals that want to participate, as well as hiring organizations that want to employ them.

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


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.

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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.

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


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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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

PRWEB April 1, 2019

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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.”

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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.

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