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Ms Renata C. Spinks is the CEO of tech-start-up (CyberSec International); whose mission is to provide boutique cybersecurity advising and consulting services to the public sector.
She previously served as the Assistant Director/Deputy CIO of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Department in the Headquarters Marine Corps Senior Executive Service (2021-2023) and the Nation's first Cyber Technology Officer at Marine Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER); (2018-2021).
Her drive to revolutionize cyber, information technology and business transformation is evident in the initiatives she led. As the Asst IT Director/Deputy CIO of IC4, she also served as the Senior Information Security Officer for the US Marine Corps.
Prior to her USMC Senior Executive Service appointment, Ms. Spinks' accomplished technical advances using computer forensics and human intelligence to investigate human trafficking and child exploitation; innovated in the US Treasury Big Data Analytics Office of Financial Research and advised the CIO and ACIOs on Web Application Development at the IRS.
Ms. Spinks holds a BS in Information Systems, a MS in Technology Management and is pursuing her Doctorate in Cybersecurity.
Her tenure in the Senior Ranks evolved her as the go-to executive and earned her the reputation of getting things done with excellence. She leads with a People First mindset. Ms. Spinks' love for cyber and pattern of excellence progressively elevates her and is evident in her ascension to Senior Executive now turned CEO; at an unprecedented pace.
Some of her decorations include Washington Executive Top Cyber Execs to Watch in 2023; 2023 GRACEHOPPER Tech in Government Award, 2022 Fed100, 2022 Meritalk Cyber Defenders Award, 2021 Leading for Impact Award, State of NC 2021 HBCU Living Legend Award, and 2020 Stars and Stripes Becoming Everything You Are (BEYA) SES of the Year.
She is an avid community service STEMINIST, and is one of two founders of a NonProfit Organization --“Rising Footsteps” and gives back to the HBCU community by serving as a Volunteer on the Saint Augustine’s University President's Council of Advisors.
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