CyberUp Announces Four New Board Members

New members will enhance the board’s focus to grow the cybersecurity workforce through high-quality LevelUp Apprenticeships, and engage students through PowerUp Cyber Games.

St. LOUIS, MO– CyberUp, a national nonprofit organization today announced four new board members who will each help support the nonprofit’s work to cultivate the cybersecurity talent pipeline for today and tomorrow.

“We’re excited to expand our board with four new members who will bring diverse expertise and insight to our work,” said CyberUp Board Secretary Doug Menendez. “We have worked diligently to ensure CyberUp’s board and leadership represents a variety of experts from various industries and is a better reflection of the world we live in, and the newest board members are no exception.”

The four new board members are:

  • Renita Rhodes, Principal Auditor – Information Security, Wells Fargo
  • Suda Suvarna, Deputy Chief Information Officer/Managing Director, Deloitte
  • Eddie Williams, Strategy, Governance and Management, PwC
  • Chris Hogan, Vice President, Corporate Security Architecture and Engineering, MasterCard

To learn more about the CyberUp board and read member bios, click here.

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CyberUp is a 501c3 created to cultivate the cybersecurity talent pipeline for today and tomorrow. CyberUp launched in February 2016 as a regional effort to expand the availability of cybersecurity talent but aspires to reach a national audience. In a short time, the organization and the organization’s leadership has grown to be a nationally recognized team that has the solution to shrinking the forecasted 2.5 million job openings by 2022. CyberUp develops the cybersecurity talent pipeline both short and long-term. Our short-term solution of apprenticeship develops and prepares a skilled workforce for companies to hire. Our long-term approach connects youth with a gamified, virtual cybersecurity competition to gain cybersecurity skills and piques their interest in pursuing STEM-related careers.