The Cyber 6 Group (Cyber6©) was formed by Paul Hugenberg, III and Shawn M. Richardson.
Cyber6© was created by cyber security and information risk executives for the purpose of identifying risk within the small-medium sized and mid-market businesses who do not have cybersecurity frameworks, the expertise or budget. We saw a need within all vertical industries to create a model we believe starts with identifying where the businesses high-risk data resides. Our unique hands-on approach to building a successful “Defense in Depth” cybersecurity roadmap is directly aligned with your company’s business objectives. We bring together the technical level expertise and complex project oversight of proven US Military cybersecurity veterans with the career experience of information executives to provide unparalleled support, management of your information governance requirements, and enterprise cybersecurity responsibilities.
Our principles command an average of 25 years of direct experience in the fields of cybersecurity, risk management and governance, and information technology operational oversight. We hold industry recognized certifications such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). We carry government security clearances.
As an organization, we implement and champion the National Institution of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and the related NIST CSF crosswalks to industry regulations such as HIPAA, HITRUST, PCI DSS, FFIEC Safeguarding Rule, New York DFS, Ohio SB 220 Safe Harbor, among others.
Our Cyber 6© Security Information Risk & Managed Services, “IGNITE Your Compliance” program, is tailored to your technologies, services, business models, and our understanding of your business objectives. Our methodologies are designed to grow the business, move organizations upward through the NIST CSF Model, map to relevant external regulations, and allow them to reach objective performance tiers. This approach places “security” above mere compliance; creating a more flexible organization. You focus on what’s ahead. See your success. We’ve got your 6.
Pay It Forward
As Cyber 6© continues to grow, we also want to have an immediate impact on the various local Ohio communities that surround us by making a commitment to philanthropic work. Every year Cyber 6© will commit to a total of 190+ hours of work that focuses on seeing the success of charitable and nonprofit organizations outside the realm of cybersecurity.
Additionally, every business quarter Cyber 6© will handpick and select a charitable organization to establish a partnership with. Once the relationship is rooted, for any demonstration given by the Cyber 6© team, regardless of its context, throughout that quarter Cyber 6© will donate $6 to the charitable organization. At the end of the quarter Cyber 6© will then present that organization with their donation.
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We want you to know that your organization is both secure from cyber threats and compliant with governmental regulations. When that is the case, you can focus on what’s most necessary: your bottom line.
Partner with Us
Are you nonprofit or charitable organization that is interested in partnering with us to work together to help us reach our philanthropic goals? Reach out to us below and we’ll discuss more details with you soon.
FOunder, PRINCIPAL, CEO
Shawn M. Richardson
Shawn M Richardson is a US Army Master Sergeant (Retired) Veteran Leader. Now a Cyber Risk Executive with 25 years of Information Systems Engineering and Cybersecurity Operations experience, Mr. Richardson’s main objective as the CEO of Cyber 6© is to help guide the Small to Medium sized businesses of America down the path of entrepreneurial freedom without the risk of compromise. His interpersonal and critical thinking skills bring extreme value to organizations seeking consultation for risk management, cybersecurity, and compliance.
Business Admin & Management, Cybersecurity, 2019
U.S. ARMY SCHOOL OF IT
Graduation Cert., CS & Management IT Systems, 2004
U.S. ARMY SCHOOL OF IT
Graduation Cert., CS & IT, 2000
Paul Hugenberg III
Paul Hugenberg III, is a husband, father of 5, youth coach, golfer, and avid motorcyclist. He is the co-founder of Cyber 6© and serves at its Chief Operating Officer. Previously He served as the Chief Information Security Officer and Interim CIO for First Place Bank in Warren, Ohio, the Chief Information Officer of Consumers Bancorp Inc. and of Consumers National Bank. Mr. Hugenberg served as Senior Manager, Information Risk Management Services, Crowe, LLC, IT Audit Director for Sky Financial Group and operated Hugenberg Risk Consulting and Hugenberg Cyber Consulting since the mid 90s Paul is also co-founder of InfoGPS Networks, a cybersecurity data discovery software.
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelors, Accounting & Finance, 1996
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
Graduate, Banking, 2010
Licenses & Certifications
• Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
• Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)