Cynthia James is CEO of Cyberus Security, a WBENC certified woman-owned business in Silicon Valley which specializes in coaching executives on cyber risk and training employees in cybersecurity. She has deep expertise in cybersecurity and has been speaking extensively on the topic for the last 8 years.
She has over 20 years in high tech with the last 12 spent in cybersecurity working with the top security vendors in the world. She holds a master’s from George Washington University in Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management (graduated May, 2016) along with the prestigious CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional - since 2011) and CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional - since 2019) security certifications and she writes and speaks frequently on cybersecurity topics. She has developed and teaches a 2.5 hour "Cybersecurity Essentials for CEOs" session for Vistage, a worldwide organization for CEOs and key executives. She is author of the book "Stop Cybercrime from Ruining Your LIfe! Sixty Secrets to Keep You Safe".
Cynthia is passionate about delivering effective, inspirational, motivating (and ideally interactive!) talks about the state of cybercrime today and how we can best protect ourselves from it. There is no industry or size of business which is immune to cyber-attack, and we all must understand how to better protect ourselves and our families at home as well. Cynthia can address threats to any industry - she has spoken about threats to nuclear, aviation, smart cars, smart homes, smart skyscrapers,oil & gas, Industrial Control Systems, and many other niches. She is also adept at convening panels of speakers in cybersecurity and providing longer learning sessions such as mock round table Red Team/Blue Team (attack/defender) simulations.