At CySkills, our data driven approach to training, education, and exercises to position small businesses and the public sector agencies that support them to better protect their assets and customers from a cyber-attack. The CySkills approach includes developing and offering courses that serve to mitigate specific cyber threats. The CySkills course offerings prioritize delivering the type of actionable education owner-operators and small business owners need to prevent, mitigate, respond and recover from a cyber-attack or breach.
CySkills educates and trains at the speed of cyber threats. Our senior administrative staff leverage a proven proprietary data driven approach that synchronizes CySkills instructional design and course facilitation process with pace of the threat environment. As new cyber threats emerge, CySkills develops and offers the means to defend against them. Our project to develop and lead multiple DHS critical infrastructure protection training programs. Our forte is developing innovative technology-enhanced courses based on standard instructional design methods. We combine world-class subject matter expertise, gaming technology, virtual/augmented reality capabilities, curricula grounded in case studies, and DHS vetted cyber incidents to deliver training services complete with quantifiable knowledge retention metrics. CySkills facilitates training, education and exercise services in classrooms, online, live webinars, and via mobile app. Our efforts are aligned with the ACM IEEE standards for cybersecurity education. The CySkills approach instructs students on how to be cyber safe from the actual real-life cyber threats and we take into account the business processes, risks and operating environments of specific sectors sub sectors and communities of interest.
CySkills Administrators and advisors have developed and facilitated national courses and exercises for fed, state and local agencies to include but not limited to The Department of homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management agency, The Department of Transportation, Customs and Border Patrol and multiple US intelligence agencies. CySkills is recognized as an approved training institute by the National Cyber Security Society, A national organization that focuses on the cyber security needs of small business across the United States. Academic affiliations include The University System of Maryland, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) training Centers and the National Cyber Security Society.
Our focused services, mature infrastructure, and agility enable us to provide expertise, flexibility, and custom delivery to our clients. CySkills is also a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB).
Tina Williams-Koroma, CEO
Tina C. Williams-Koroma – Esq., CISSP, PMP, is the Chief Executive Officer of CySkills, LLC. She is founder and President of TCecure LLC, a cybersecurity risk management services company headquartered in Maryland. She is a Maryland licensed attorney, and possesses a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), a M.S. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Ms. Williams-Koroma has multiple Board affiliations: Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) (member and officer), UMBC Research Park (member), Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development (member), and is an Adjunct Instructor for UMBC’s Graduate Cybersecurity program. Ms. Williams-Koroma also served as the Cybersecurity Academic Innovation Officer for the National Cybersecurity FFRDC (sponsored by NIST) from 2017-2019.
Ms. Williams-Koroma started her career at Lockheed Martin as a software developer in the Information Systems Leadership Development Program (ISLDP). Her last position at Lockheed was a Corporate Internal Auditor in the Business Leadership Development Program (BLDP).
Ms. Williams-Koroma transitioned from Lockheed to Unisys where she graduated from the Leadership Excellence Acceleration Program (LEAP), and served in several technical, management, and leadership capacities, to include her last position as an Engagement Manager in the Justice, Courts, and Corrections practice. Throughout her time at Unisys, Ms. Williams-Koroma provided security architecture, engineering, testing, risk management, and several other related services to Federal clients in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the State of New York.
After several years with Unisys, Ms. Williams-Koroma transitioned to Dependable Global Solutions, Inc. (DGS), and as Vice President of its Civilian Division, led the Division to experience exponential growth in its number of clients, staff, and revenue. Ms. Williams-Koroma continued to provide direct client support in the form of security consulting, but largely focused on business development, capture management, and division growth.
Ms. Williams-Koroma also provided legal research support to the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) and the Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (MD CHHS) during her part-time law school tenure, while working full-time for Unisys and DGS.
Ted Kula, Chief Operating Officer
Ted Kula, PMP is the CySkills, LLC COO. He has 25+ years in the Information Technology and Intelligence Community areas. Prior to coming to CySkills, he was a Technical Director with ManTech Corporation for over 20 years, where he began his career building web portals for the DoD. He enjoyed increasing leadership responsibilities, including leading the architecture and development effort of a major Learning Management System for the Navy Reserve. He managed a leading sanitization software suite, and using his extensive subject matter expertise and understanding of evolving customer needs, architected the next generation of the product. He also directed one of the company’s premier training efforts for the IC. Notably, both projects were financially struggling as they came to Mr. Kula, and he successfully turned the projects around to be profitable.
Mr. Kula started CyberAware Technologies in 2019, a leading cybersecurity consulting firm. Continuing his successful track record of turning around struggling projects, he has helped other companies navigate difficult situations and problematic projects by gaining core understanding of the need, identifying existing problem areas, and using lessons learned to document a path forward.
Mr. Kula is a Project Management Professional (PMP), having gained his certification in 2008. He has a Bachelor’s of Science Computer Science from Bethany College, and a Master’s of Science, Computer Science, from West Virginia University. He is a dedicated community servant, and is a tireless proponent of broadband development in the rural community where he and his family call home. He also volunteers on multiple local foundations and boards, giving back to the community by providing his skills and leadership.