Kyla is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education, an NGO that sustains international partnerships with school districts, corporations including Facebook and IBM, and educational platforms like Discovery Education, all in efforts to increase awareness and fluency in privacy and cybersecurity.
Through these efforts, Kyla has worked with teams across Apple, Facebook, and Google, and gained experience working in Threat Intelligence Research, Cybersecurity/Privacy Program Management, and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC). Kyla has also obtained the CDPSE, Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer Certification, from ISACA.
Kyla has also had the privilege of sharing her passion on stages including TEDxChicago, NIST’s NICE K12 Conference, RSAC-US 2019, and RSA-APJ 2019 in Singapore. She strives to be an advocate for both cybersecurity education as well as the critical mobilization of Gen-Z youth. With this, Kyla is also the co-founder and co-director of GirlCon Chicago, Chicago’s premiere high-school tech conference that unites 300+ industry professionals and students annually to discuss bridging the gender-gap in tech.