Team

Leadership

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Kyla Guru

Kyla Guru

Founder/CEO
Kyla Guru
 Kyla has always dreamed of being an influential figure in the field of STEM while inspiring others to do the same. Starting her tech-journey at the age of 7 by learning Scratch, Web Design, and Lego Mindstorms, Kyla instantly grew a curiosity to explore the possibilities with technology. However, it wasn’t until the summer before freshman year that Kyla discovered her passion for cybersecurity, fascinated by the task of protecting our future Internet of Things  and our massive loads of data. With this discovery, she also learned how 90% of cyber-attacks on national infrastructure were due to human error, a problem, she felt, future generations could not be burdened with. To combat this, Kyla founded Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education in her freshman year of high school, a company that now sustains over 20 national partnerships with school districts, nonprofit organizations, education-based organizations like Discovery Ed., and United States Congressman. Kyla travels for public speaking and writes for her own blog on topics including social engineering, data privacy, malware, and password protection. For all her work, Kyla has been nationally recognized by Stanford University’s She++ #include program as a 2017 fellow, awarded the Prudential Spirit of the Community Award from Prudential, and, most recently, distinguished as a Global Teen Leader under the Three Dot Dash We Are Family Foundation. Additionally, Kyla recently published a chapter about student entrepreneurship with Rowman and Littlefield, as a contribution to a larger book, Student Voice: from Invisible to Invaluable by superintendents Dr. Michael Lubelfeld, Mr. Nick Polyak, and Mr. PJ Caposey.


Board of Advisors

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Nick Espinosa

Nick Espinosa

Chief Security Fanatic at Security Fanatics
Nick Espinosa
An expert in cybersecurity and network infrastructure, Nick Espinosa has consulted with clients ranging from small businesses up to the Fortune 100 level. Nick founded Windy City Networks, Inc in 1998 at age 19 and was acquired by BSSi2 LLC in 2013 where he is their CIO. In 2015 Security Fanatics, a Cybersecurity/Cyberwarfare outfit dedicated to designing custom Cyberdefense strategies for medium to enterprise corporations, was launched. A nationally recognized speaker, member of the Forbes Technology Council, regular columnist for Forbes, on the Board of Advisors for Roosevelt University’s Center for Cyber and Information Security, award winning co-author of a bestselling book “Easy Prey”, and host of “The Deep Dive” radio show on 101.3FM WHIW, Nick is known as an industry thought leader and sought after for his advice on the future of technology and how it will impact every day businesses and consumers.