Abacode Appoints Air Force Officer and CISO to Lead GRC Practice

Abacode is one of the fastest-growing cybersecurity and compliance firms in the United States. Michael Brooks has been chosen to lead its high-demand Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) practice. In this new role, Brooks will be responsible for leading a talented team of risk and compliance experts. They provide a suite of premium GRC services designed to strengthen the cybersecurity posture of Abacode’s clients. Brooks joins the Abacode team as an experienced CIO and CISO. Furthermore, he has over two decades of operational experience as a retired Air Force senior officer and PWC alum. He’s been responsible for implementing industry-leading cybersecurity programs throughout the public and private sectors across the globe.

As Abacode’s new director of GRC services, Brooks is a key addition to the company’s investment in the managed security and compliance space.  His appointment signals a strong executive commitment to Abacode’s clients. Brooks effectively helps them better understand and manage the many growing threats, risks, and regulations across their businesses. Abacode’s “right-sized” business-driven approach to security and compliance is designed to help its clients and partners quickly apply various standards and control frameworks. As a result, Abacode saves them precious time and optimizes their enterprise security posture without compromising quality or disrupting business.

“I’m excited about the team at Abacode and the mission of helping our clients drive informed business decisions around their cyber risk. Protecting and securing client data and enabling faster, more secure business operations is what we’re all about,” stated Brooks.

“Our clients depend on us to effectively manage their cyber-risk profile and understand all of the evolving and complex compliance requirements,” said Michael Ferris, CEO of Abacode.

“Mike has phenomenal leadership abilities. His deep understanding of cybersecurity and decades of service to our country make him the perfect fit to help our clients and partners be more secure. I’m thrilled to bring his experience to our clients. Certainly, he’ll help propel Abacode to be THE trusted name when it comes to GRC. Mike is a win-win-win!” – Michael Ferris