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

We work to activate leaders to increase diverse, nontraditional thinking and talent at all levels in cybersecurity.

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 (UWIC) Event founded in 2017 by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) in Virginia.

UWIC is now one of the signature programs of The Cyber Guild. The Cyber Guild is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) Organization and a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.

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.

Board of Directors

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.

Teresa Shea

Co-Chair

President, Oplnet LLC

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

Bryan Ware

Co-Chair

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

Debbie Sallis

Executive Director

Founder, Coaching Conversations

Helping leaders to build inspiring legacies. 

Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris

Secretary

Partner, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig

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Timothy Ross

Treasurer

  Tax Partner, Withum

Elizabeth Jimenez

Director

Senior Director Marketing, Sentinel Blue

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

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Lillian Dunlevy

Director

SVP, Middle Market Banking, Truist

Lexy Guenther

Director

Program VP, Leidos

Kiersten Todt

Director

  CEO, Liberty Group Ventures, LLC; Senior Advisor, CISA

Amy De Salvatore

Amy De Salvatore

Director

Partner, NightDragon

Cory Simpson

Director

CEO, Gray Space Strategies/ICIT

Mary Beth Borgwing

Chair Emeritus

Principal, President, Standish Cyber Corp

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

Advisory Council

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

Debbie Sallis

Executive Director, The Cyber Guild

Founder, Coaching Conversations

Helping leaders to build inspiring legacies. 

Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris

Secretary, The Cyber Guild

Partner, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig

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Timothy Ross

Treasurer, The Cyber Guild

  Tax Partner, Withum

Elizabeth Jimenez

Director, The Cyber Guild

Senior Director Marketing, Sentinel Blue

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

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Lillian Dunlevy

Director, The Cyber Guild

SVP, Middle Market Banking, Truist

Lexy Guenther

Director, The Cyber Guild

Program VP, Leidos

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Sadia Mirza

Privacy + Cyber Attorney, Troutman Pepper

Leads Troutman Pepper’s Incidents + Investigations Team. She is the first point of contact when a security incident or data breach is suspected.

Mark Montgomery

Senior Director, Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation

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

Al Pearce

Managing Director, Apogee Advisors International

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

Jamil Evans

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

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

Arlette Hart

Cybersecurity Executive, Appgate

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

David Beabout

David Beabout

Global Chief CISO,
NTT Security Holdings

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

Amy Williams

VP of CMMC, Coalfire Federal

Delights in helping future cyber leaders find their passion.

Stacey Halota

Vice President, Information Security and Privacy at Graham Holdings

Scott McCormick

Scott McCormick

Head of Global InfoSec,
Planet

The Luminary Network

Cyber Guild Luminaires 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

Chair Emeritus, The Cyber Guild

Principal, President, Standish Cyber Corp

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

Co-Chair, The Cyber Guild

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

Co-Chair, The Cyber Guild

President, Oplnet LLC

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

CEO, EML Enterprises

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

Carole di Batistte

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, HiddenLayer

Renee Wynn

Former CIO, NASA

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

Yasmin Elhady

Comedian & Attorney

Brian Hibbeln

Venture Capitalist, Angel Investor, Board Advisor, Innovation Accelerator

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

Zach Griffiths

Army Officer

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

Simone Petrella

President, N2K Networks | CEO and Founder, CyberVista

Michael Daniel

President, Cyber Threat Alliance

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

Tiffanny Gates

Advisor, Operating Executive, Board Member

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

Meghan C. Good

Vice President, Director of the Cyber Accelerator at Leidos

Innovator driving technology solutions to make our world safer, healthier, and more efficient.

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Colin Doherty

CEO, Vercara

Industry leader in business transformation, scale, and growth, building high-performance teams in Cloud Security and B2B SaaS Enterprise technologies.

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Jon Check

Executive Director, Cyber Protection Solutions, Raytheon Technologies

Creative cybersecurity solutions come from diverse teams empowered to take action.

Chuck Brooks

Professor, Georgetown University

Bringing awareness to the vital importance of cybersecurity. Georgetown Professor and one of the top 5 people followed on LinkedIn for tech topics.

Neel Sata

Co-Founder and GM, Cybersecurity, ImagineX Consulting

A consulting leader and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others be better.

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Shawn Henry

Chief Security Officer, CrowdStrike