GreyCastle Security Welcomes Former United States Air Force Commander to its Board of Directors

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Michael Convertino commanded a team of 600 cyber warriors while serving in the military

Michael Convertino

Michael Convertino Joins the Board of Directors for Leading Cybersecurity Firm GreyCastle Security.

“The broad array of services and expertise GreyCastle Security has made it well regarded across the information security space. I'm excited about joining the board and helping the company expand those services and to grow rapidly."

GreyCastle Security, the industry's leading provider of cybersecurity risk assessment, mitigation and certification readiness services, has appointed renowned cybersecurity expert Michael Convertino to its board of directors.

Convertino brings with him more than 20 years of industry experience, both in the public and private sectors. He joined the United States Air Force in the late 1990s and led numerous cybersecurity programs, eventually retiring in 2011 as the Commander of the 318th Information Operations Group. During his time in the military, Convertino was influential in protecting U.S. national security, as he commanded a team of 600 cyber telecommunications, communications, signals intelligence and information operations personnel, developing cyber capabilities for the Department of Defense. He also crafted the standards for the rapid sharing of electronic intelligence, immediately following the 9/11 attacks.

Later in his career, Convertino joined Microsoft as a senior director, before moving to CrowdStrike as chief information security officer (CISO). He joined Seattle, Washington-based F5 Networks in 2016, as the company’s first CISO and is now VP, Technology, Security Products.

GreyCastle Security Board Chairman Dan Kalil said, “When it comes to cybersecurity knowledge, experience and credentials, Michael is truly one of a kind and at the top. We were fortunate to have worked with Michael during his time with the Air Force and are honored that he has joined our board and that we will be working together once again.”

Convertino holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and master’s degrees in management and information systems from Webster University. He also earned a master’s degree in international studies from the United States Air Force.

“The broad array of services and expertise GreyCastle Security has made it well regarded across the information security space,” said Convertino. “I'm excited about joining the board and helping the company expand those services and to grow rapidly."

About GreyCastle Security
GreyCastle Security is the industry’s leading provider of cybersecurity risk assessment, advisory and mitigation services. The company was established to help organizations establish effective cybersecurity programs, minimize the impact of security incidents and simplify compliance. GreyCastle Security has clients throughout North America, specializing in cybersecurity for healthcare, higher education, financial services, technology and critical infrastructure.

GreyCastle Security's revolutionary approach to service delivery completely eliminates an organization's need to recruit and retain new cybersecurity personnel. Our award-winning cybersecurity programs are delivered continuously and managed proactively by certified experts, including risk assessment, awareness, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing and incident response.

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