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Wednesday, February 26 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Global Cybersecurity Begins in The Classroom: Teaching Security As Second Nature

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In her pre-keynote at IDEAcon, Kyla Guru will share her story of being a social entrepreneur in the cybersecurity industry, the challenges she has faced, and what she believes should be the greater mission of all cybersecurity initiatives. She will discuss the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals and how we can foster a paradigm shift for Generation Z and Generation Alpha to look towards cybersecurity as a lifestyle and the gateway to a career. Guru will use her unique perspective of going through our modern education system to talk about what she sees for the future of the industry, and, of course, how we can make radical changes to our current state to decrease human risk and cyber-insecurity.

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Kyla Guru

Founder and CEO, Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity
Kyla Guru is 17 years old and a senior at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, IL. The summer before her freshman year, Kyla discovered her passion for cybersecurity, startled by the growing threat of human risk. In an effort to combat this vulnerability, Kyla founded Bits N’ Bytes... Read More →

Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:00am - 9:15am
Schaumburg East/West Ballroom