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 wil 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

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

Serve as a network

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

Attract, educate, and promote

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.

Marybeth Borgwing

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

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

Al Pearce

Treasurer,
The Cyber Guild
 

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

Ryan Strasser

Ryan Strasser

Board Member,
Troutman Pepper
 

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.

Debbie Sallis

Debbie Sallis

Co-Executive Director,
The Cyber Guild
 

Helping leaders to build inspiring legacies.

Lana Athcley

Lana Atchley

Volunteer,
The Cyber Guild
 

Identifies opportunities for growth  and highlights strengths of each team member and encourages continuous growth.

Jamil Evans

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

Matt Fogo

SVP – Sales and Marketing,
Neosystem, Inc.

Builds trusted relationships to deliver lasting results.

Arlette Hart

Arlette Hart

Cybersecurity Executive ,
Leidos

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

Jessica Gulick

Jessica Gulick

CEO,
Katzcy

Cybersecurity practitioner and thought leader.

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 are a priceless source of ideas, diverse communities of interest. Luminaire are a priceless source of ideas, diverse perspectives and broad leadership experience. Invitation only member group.

Marybeth Borgwing

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.

K. David Boyer Jr.

CEO,
GlobalWatch Technologies Inc

Active in the banking industry since 1994, David serves on the Board of Directors of Truist Financial Corporation (TFC), the nation’s…

William Crowell

William P. Crowell

Partner,
Alsop Louie Partners

William P. Crowell is a Partner at Alsop Louie Partners, a San Francisco Venture Capital company, and an Independent Consultant…

Jamil Jafer

Jamil Jaffer

Founder & Executive Director,
National Security Institute

Jamil is an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the National Security Law & Policy Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason…

Mark Montgomery

Mark Montgomery

Senior Director,
Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation
 

Mark serves as the Executive Director of Cybersolarium.org, a non-profit organization which works to implement the…

Marcus H. Sachs P.E.

Marcus H. Sachs P.E.

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

A security executive with over 40 years of public and private sector professional experience…
 

Corey Thomas

Corey Thomas

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,
Rapid7
 

Corey Thomas is the CEO of Rapid7, as well as the chairman of its board of directors. In 2021, Corey became a member of the Council on…

Bryan Ware

Bryan Ware

CEO,
Next5
 

Recognized by The Cyber Guild in 2021 as an ambassador for cybersecurity, Bryan is a respected advocate and powerful connector…
 

Robert Wheeler

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

Teresa Shea

Vice President,
Raytheon Intelligence and Space, VP Cyber Offense and Defense Experts

Recognized as a Luminaire by The Cyber Guild in 2021, Teresa is a trailblazer who emulates the importance of cyber through her…

Ellen Lord

Ellen Lord

CEO,
EML Enterprises
 

Recognized as a Luminaire by The Cyber Guild in 2021, Ellen emulates the importance of cyber as “part of the fabric of everyday throughout…

Carol Battiste

Title,
Company
 

Recognized as a Luminaire by The Cyber Guild in 2021, Ellen emulates the importance of cyber as “part of the fabric of everyday throughout…

Joyce Hunter

Title,
Company
 

Recognized as a Luminaire by The Cyber Guild in 2021, Ellen emulates the importance of cyber as “part of the fabric of everyday throughout…

Engagement Team

Debbie Sallis

Debbie Sallis

Co-Executive Director,
The Cyber Guild
 

Helping leaders to build inspiring legacies.

David Beabout

Volunteer,
The Cyber Guild
 

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Elizabeth Jimenez

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

Lauren Price

Volunteer,
The Cyber Guild

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

Toma Taylor

Toma Taylor

Volunteer,
The Cyber Guild

A cyber professional, passionate about sharing knowledge and empowering others to play an active role in cyber.

Tom Bienden

Volunteer,
The Cyber Guild

A cyber professional, passionate about sharing knowledge and empowering others to play an active role in cyber.