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Schooled In Security has a simple mission - to find more creative ways to attract more high school students, and especially young women, to the exciting and rewarding field of cybersecurity. A choice we believe is great for students, great for businesses, and great for the country. And we believe our creative approach will have significant benefits that will spread from high schools into communities across the country. Learn more about the many benefits we expect.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Neal O'Farrell is one of the first generation of cybersecurity and privacy experts, with more than 35 years global experience. And he's also one of the world's most unlikely security experts. He's always had a passion for education, and was an advisor to the first ever state cybersecurity apprenticeship program, created in California, and is currently a member of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) K-12 Sub Working Group. Neal is also Executive Director of the Identity Theft Council, a Fellow of the EP3 Foundation, and former member of the Federal Communications Commission's Cybersecurity Roundtable. Learn more about him.

 

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The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping you explore the rich IT industry around Cincinnati. With so many Fortune 500 Companies per capita, there are countless opportunities for bright, talented students to engage with technology, even if you’re unsure about your future career path. We work with more than 80 schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. Learn more.

Advisors

Deneen DiFiore, SVP, Global Chief Information & Product Security Officer, GE Aviation and former Executive CISO, GE Information Security Technology Center.

Michael Fillios, CEO of IT Ally, Leader of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce IT Roundtable, and former CIO for Fifth Third Bank.

Gary Warzala, former CISO for Fifth Third Bank, PNC Bank, VISA, and Aon.

Vincent Scott, Director of Cyber Security and Privacy at PwC and former lead for Global Cyber Security Detection and Response at Procter and Gamble.

David Manaster, Technical Information Security Leader, Procter and Gamble.

Pete Renneker, Managing Director, Deloitte.

Helen Patton, CISO, the Ohio State University.

 

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