Felice Flake, CEO of ScySec LLC, has extensive experience in both the government and private sectors. She obtained her Master of Science in Cybersecurity in 2016. Felice was one of a few students to complete the program by fulfilling the academic requirements several months in advance of her peers. Felice also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security. Felice’s is currently a candidate for her MBA with a focus on Information Security Management. She obtained her CompTIA Security+CE certification in 2012, and her other professional certifications include AchieveGlobal Certified Facilitator and a Certified Trainer through the University of Oklahoma/American Society for Training and Development now known as the Association for Talent Development. Felice’s experience and credentials coupled with her passion for her profession and community supported her evolution into founding her firm, ScySec.
Felice is a contributing author to the 2016 book, Women in Security, writing about information security, information technology, and cyber security and also wrote the chapter on “Women in Supervisory Roles.” Felice recently established the first Peerlyst Meetup group in the state of Florida and has presented at these events. Felice is the President of the Tampa Bay ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) and is also serving as Chief Technology Officer for the Next Gen Cyber Foundation. She was also selected to be a member of the National CyberWatch Center’s Curriculum Standards Panel (NCC-CSP) for the Cybersecurity Foundation Series, in the current Information Security Fundamentals (ISF) Standards Panel.
She is a member of the ASIS International, International Consortium of Cybersecurity Minority Professionals, ISACA, IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals), (ISC)2 and PMI (Project Management Institute).
Felice is available for professional consulting in all areas of information and cyber security as well as speaking engagements. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 644-9317.
Leadership’s Role in Cybersecurity and Data Breaches
All members of leadership play a big role in the success or failure of security policy and practices. Experience level along with leadership experience have been a significant contributor to the management, response, and recovery of the most notorious breaches in the last several years–including but not limited to OPM, Target, Equifax, and Uber.