About Us

Empowering diversity through education, networking, and thought leadership.

About the Cyber Guild

We believe that diversity of background and skills helps defend against today’s cyber risk.

Core Purpose

The Cyber Guild believes the world will become more secure when cybersecurity is part of the fabric of everyday living.

 

Our Mission

The Cyber Guild is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to continually advance cybersecurity. We are working together with employers, thought leaders, economic development agencies, and policy makers in cybersecurity to:

Inform and influence the industry through peer-to-peer mentoring on.

Serve as a network and resource connector for cybersecurity leaders and professionals.

Attract, educate, and promote a more diverse workforce.

History

The Cyber Guild was incorporated in 2019, but the passion and commitment of the founders and benefactors has been building over many years. The genesis of the Cyber Guild was the Uniting Women in Cyber Summit (UWIC) founded in 2017 by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) in Virginia.

UWIC is now one of the signature programs of The Cyber Guild is a 501©3. Our 501(c)6 not for profit status is pending.

The Cyber Guild is responsible for building powerful alliances to attract more diverse talent and leadership in cybersecurity. We strive to build a trusted cybersecurity community to grow talent and leadership from all walks of life. Through the cooperation of our cyber and public/private partners across the country and DMV, we strive to share and develop best practices for increasing security awareness across the digital landscape.

The Cyber Guild provides peer-to-peer networking opportunities for our members to enhance skills, knowledge, and grow within the cybersecurity industry.

The Board

The Cyber Guild leadership team is composed of industry practitioners and thought leaders who drive the strategy and success of our organization. Our diverse backgrounds help us to support your cybersecurity journey in intentional and impactful ways.

Mary Beth Borgwing

Founder & President, The Cyber Guild

Passionate about building out a diverse workforce, energizing new products and teams and forging powerful alliances.

Elizabeth Jimenez

Program Director, Uniting Women in Cyber & Co-Founder of The Cyber Guild

Serial event planner, reaching for the speaking stars who enjoys outdoing herself with innovative programming.

Al Pearce

Treasurer, The Cyber Guild

Dedicated to helping companies set up for success and to grow profit through innovative business solutions.

Ryan Strasser

Board Member, The Cyber Guild

Partner at Troutman Pepper focused on enforcement actions, investigations and litigation.

Board of Advisors

The Cyber Guild’s Board of advisors is a dynamic group of leaders whose role is to provide expertise and direction to The Cyber Guild’s leadership. They are commited to helping set a strong foundation for the organization’s success.

 

Mary Beth Borgwing

Founder & President, The Cyber Guild

Passionate about building out a diverse workforce, energizing new products and teams and forging powerful alliances.

Elizabeth Jimenez

Program Director, Uniting Women in Cyber & Co-Founder of The Cyber Guild

Serial event planner, reaching for the speaking stars who enjoys outdoing herself with innovative programming.

Al Pearce

Treasurer, The Cyber Guild

Dedicated to helping companies set up for success and to grow profit through innovative business solutions.

Ryan Strasser

Board Member, The Cyber Guild

Partner at Troutman Pepper focused on enforcement actions, investigations and litigation.

Debbie Sallis

Co-Executive Director, The Cyber Guild

Helping leaders to build inspiring legacies. 

Lana Atchley

Volunteer, The Cyber Guild

Helps team members identify opportunities for growth and strengths and encourages continuous growth and learning.

Jamil Evans

President, CTO and Co-Founder, Evans & Chambers Technology

Helping organizations build secure information systems while delivering a decisive technological advantage against adversaries.

Matt Fogo

SVP – Sales and Marketing, Neosystem, Inc.

Builds trusted relationships to deliver lasting results.

Arlette Hart

Cybersecurity Executive , Appgate

Builds a sustainable cybersecurity ecosystem, “lifting up” future female leaders and innovating for better security practices.

Jessica Gulick

CEO, Katzcy

Cybersecurity practitioner and thought leader.

Lexy Guenther

Chief Technology Officer Enterprise IT and Mission Solutions, Civil Group, Leidos

The Luminaire Network

Cyber Guild Luminaire are the brightest, most experienced people drawn from the private and public, for-profit and not-for- profit sectors. They share a passion for The Cyber Guild purpose, and access the resources to raise awareness, support, and involvement across diverse communities of interest. Luminaire is a priceless source of ideas, diverse perspectives, and broad leadership experience. Luminaire is a priceless source of ideas, diverse perspectives, and broad leadership experience. Invitation-only member group.

 

Mary Beth Borgwing

Founder & President, The Cyber Guild

Passionate about building out a diverse workforce, energizing new products and teams and forging powerful alliances.

K. David Boyer Jr.

CEO, GlobalWatch Technologies Inc

CEO GlobalWatch Technologies, and board member of Truist Financial Corporation.

William P. Crowell

Partner, Alsop Louie Partners

An independent consultant, and a Partner at Alsop Louie a San Franciso venture capital company

Jamil Jaffer

Founder & Executive Director, National Security Institute

Assistant law professor and Director of National Security and Law Program, George Mason University.

Mark Montgomery

Senior Director, Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation

Executive Director of Cybersolarium, working to implement the recommendations of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission

Marcus H. Sachs P.E.

Deputy Director for Research, McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Auburn University

University of Auburn’s principal investigator working to create a network to educate and train diverse cybersecurity professionals.

Corey Thomas

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Rapid7

CEO and chairman of Rapid7, and engaged board member.

Bryan Ware

CEO, Looking Glass

Powerful connector who activates decision makers to enable positive change across sectors.

Robert Wheeler

CEO, Strategic Consulting Unlimited

Major General Robert E. Wheeler has spent a majority of his life serving the Nation and protecting what it stands for throughout the world.

Teresa Shea

President Oplnet LLC

Focused on Intelligence and Defense for our nation and our allies. 

Ellen Lord

CEO, EML Enterprises

The first Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and industry veteran

Carole di Batistte

Hon. Carol DiBattiste Experienced Board Director and Chair

Sought after speaker, experienced public and private company executive, senior government official, and board director.

Joyce Hunter

Founder of Open Data STEAM, and Executive Director ICIT.

Diane Janosek

Sr Advisor & President, WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate

Diane M. Janosek, PhD, JD, CISSP, is an award-winning cybersecurity leader, author, and sought-after speaker.

Tatyana Bolton

Security Policy Manager, Google

Crafts public policy, focused on secure and competitive markets, data security, and diversity in cybersecurity.

Malcolm Harkins

Chief Security & Trust Officer, Epiphany

Rebecca Wynn

Veteran government agency leader, company strategic advisor and advocate for social responsibility.

Yasmin Elhady

Comedian & Attorney

Brian Hibbeln

Unites people, funding and technologies to benefit warfighters and ensure a competitive edge for the US.

Zach Griffiths

Army Special Forces veteran and White House Fellow at the National Security Council.

Simone Petrella

President at N2K Networks | CEO and Founder at CyberVista

Michael Daniel

President Cyber Threat Alliance

Working to better protect end-users, enable the disruption of cyber adversaries, and elevate overall cybersecurity.

Tiffany Gates

Managing Director and National Security portfolio lead, Accenture Federal Services

Anusha Iyer

CTO and Co-Founder Corsha

Tennisha Martin

Founder / Executive Director, BlackGirlsHack

Dedicated to providing education and resources to underserved communities and increasing the diversity in cyber.

Andrea Little Limbago

Senior Vice President, Research and Analysis at Interos Inc

Engagement Team

 

Debbie Sallis

Co-Executive Director, The Cyber Guild

Helping leaders to build inspiring legacies.

David Beabout

Volunteer, The Cyber Guild

Passionate about human potential and deeply curious about helping people excel in their lives.

Elizabeth Jimenez

Program Director, Uniting Women in Cyber & Co-Founder of The Cyber Guild

Serial event planner, reaching for the speaking stars who enjoys outdoing herself with innovative programming.

Lauren Price

Volunteer, The Cyber Guild

Brings a deep knowledge in DNS, internet infrastructure and cyber security industries.

Toma Taylor

Volunteer, The Cyber Guild

Passionate about sharing knowledge and empowering others to play an active role in cyber

Tom Bienden

Volunteer, The Cyber Guild

Helping people connect with their purpose and reach their full potential.