Where Cybersecurity Professionals Meet

CyberSmartNV is a 501.C3 nonprofit organization focused on the development of cybersecurity talent and resources within the State of Nevada. Our members are information technology providers and professionals who believe that by coming together as focused organization we can effect meaningful change on the path toward building a mature and vibrant cybersecurity community in our state and ultimately our nation.

Our Vision:

A “cyber smart” Nevada, adept at thwarting attacks, discouraging frauds, reducing cybercrime, and intervening against cyberbullies and predators online.

Our Mission:

Cybersecurity, Patriotism, Community

Our Mission is to positively influence the growth and development of a mature cybersecurity community in Nevada and beyond. We exist to educate, enhance, and direct cybersecurity professionals within our organization toward opportunities and events that will help them become stronger contributors to both the profession and the community.

How can we help you? We are sure we can!

Are you a cybersecurity professional looking for a way to connect with other cybersecurity people in our state? Are you an aspiring student hoping to establish a career in cybersecurity one day? Are you a provider of cybersecurity resources looking to connect with the community of cybersecurity people in Nevada? If any of these apply to you then CyberSmartNV is the right organization for you. CybersmartNV is here to help shed light on the many opportunities, sources of education, funding, and mentorship in the field of cybersecurity here in Nevada.

Our present members are volunteers and dedicated cybersecurity professionals looking for a way to bring resources and people with a passion for cybersecurity together in an organization that is focused on raising the skill and talent level engaged in our area of specialty.

  • Education – providing support and funding to programs that help advance the field of cybersecurity.
  • Best Practices – sharing information with leaders (CISOs and Practitioners).
  • Advocacy –the voice in Nevada for cybersecurity policy.

Founder’s Statement

CyberSmartNV is the brainchild of founder Debbie Banko, CEO, Link Technologies.

CyberSmartNV was founded in June 2017 and partnered with the Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Cyber Defense Coordination in 2019, with the aim to develop a Nevada that is adept at thwarting attacks, discouraging cyber adversaries, reducing cybercrime, and intervening against cyberbullies and online predators. Building a cyber community where those who can, will share their knowledge and expertise for the good of all, thus providing a platform for growing a culture of collaboration and synergy around cybersecurity. The CyberSmartNV site will serve as a one-stop shop for cybersecurity best practices, meetings, events, and training.