Jessica Gulick is a recognized cybersecurity practitioner and thought leader with over 25 years of experience in engineering and cybersecurity. She has led cybersecurity teams and contributed as an author on national cyber standards. She is also a VT MBA alumna and entrepreneur, having launched and grown IT and cyber firms. Her current focus is on tackling the cybersecurity talent problem with cyber games. She founded PlayCyber in 2019, a social impact initiative to address workforce challenges with games and epic events to raise funding for important initiatives. In 2021, she founded the U. S. Cyber Games in collaboration with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) program and leads efforts to build an inclusive, cyber community that accelerates cyber talent and inspires the workforce of tomorrow. She is the president of the board of Women's Society of Cyberjutsu, and a member of the BayPath University cybersecurity education board.
This fireside chat will shed light on value of cyber games, translating skills into jobs in an international playing field, and actions you can take to activate the cyber athlete within you!