Cyber Heroes

Carmen Marsh

Carmen Marsh Selected as SynED’s Cyber Hero for Empowering Women in Cybersecurity and Career Technical Education

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif — Today, SynED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Carmen Marsh was selected as its national Cyber Hero for January.  Marsh is the CEO and co-founder of Intelligenca, a consulting company that does everything from leadership coaching to cyber risk managed plans and audits to enterprise …

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Casey W. O’Brien Selected as SynED’s Cyber Hero for Expanding Access to Cybersecurity Education Nationwide

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif — Today, SynED®, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Casey W. O’Brien was selected as its national CyberHero for December.  O’Brien is the Executive Director and Principal Investigator at the National CyberWatch Center, a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses and government agencies …

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Susanne Mata Selected as SynED®’s Cyber Hero for Building Partnerships Across Southern California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Today SynED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Susanne Mata was selected as its national CyberHero for November.  Mata is the California Community Colleges Regional Director for Employer Engagement in Information Communication Technologies and Digital Media in the Inland Empire/Desert Region. In this role, …

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Bernie Skoch Selected as SynED’s Cyber Hero for Expanding Cybersecurity Career Pathways

LOS ANGELES — Today synED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Bernie Skoch was selected as their national CyberHero for October.    Skoch shared, it’s easy to give yourself a pat on the back following success, but he prefers to focus on those around him and on all the work that’s still left to …

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Paula Hodge Selected as synED’s CyberHero for Her Dedication to Growing the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

Los Angeles, CA — Today synED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Paula Hodge is their national CyberHero for September.    As the Information Computer Technology – Digital Media (ICT-DM) Regional Director in California’s South Central Coast Region, Ms. Hodge works closely with industry partners and faculty to develop curricula that prepare students to address …

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CyberHero Kristi Rice Brings Cybersecurity Education to Rural Virginia

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. — In a place where some communities do not have Internet access, cybersecurity education is thriving thanks in part to Kristi Rice’s efforts over the past three years. As a CyberHero, Kristi is part of SynED’s series highlighting cybersecurity educators who quietly go above and beyond to enrich the educational experience for their students and empower the country’s next generation of cyber professionals.  Rice …

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Cyber Hero Shanti’ Coaston Makes Cybersecurity Education More Inclusive

SynED’s series highlighting cyber heroes who quietly go above and beyond in helping to secure our nation and communities  EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Shanti’ Coaston was just hitting her stride as a cybersecurity teacher when COVID-19 upended everything. Her students at Shaw High School in East Cleveland no longer had access to the school’s computer lab, and some were only able to …

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Cyber Hero Kara Four Bear Thinks Big About Cyber Education in North Dakota

SynED series highlighting cyber heroes who quietly go above and beyond in helping to secure our nation and communities.   NEW TOWN, N.D. — The reach of cybersecurity education is expanding across the U.S., thanks in part to the work of Kara Four Bear, principal at New Town Middle School in New Town, North Dakota. Four Bear …

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Cyber Hero Steve Linthicum advances community colleges’ role in cybersecurity education

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Community colleges play a unique role in filling the thousands of open cybersecurity positions across California, and Steve Linthicum is at the forefront of helping students create the pathways that will lead to stable, well-paying jobs.  Linthicum is the Regional Director for Industry Engagement in Orange County for the Information Communications …

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Cyber Hero Tara Taylor opens doors to cybersecurity education

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Tara Taylor believes that cybersecurity education is for everyone, and embraces that philosophy every day in her teaching and coaching. Taylor, a computer science teacher and cyber coach at Eastlake Middle School in Chula Vista, began her career as an English teacher and transitioned to teaching a basic computer skills class. She …

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