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Christine Izuakor

Founder and CEO

Cyber Pop-up



Artificial Intelligence Computer Science Cybersecurity Education Information Technology National Security Privacy Research Workforce

Dr. Izuakor is the founder and CEO of Cyber Pop-Up. She has over a decade of experience managing various cyber security functions within the Fortune 100 arena. Christine earned a Ph.D. in Security Engineering at age 27, becoming the youngest and first African American woman to do so. Her research has been published in several international journals and her original contributions to the security industry presented in international conferences from South Korea to Italy. She is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Her rapid growth within the technology industry landed her a spot on Chicago Business Crain’s Tech 50 list, as well as Crain’s 20 In Their 20’s list. She’s appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Cheddar News, CW, Hemispheres Magazine, and more.

An avid diversity and inclusion supporter, Christine is dedicated to increasing diversity within the cyber industry so that people from all walks of life can gain access to growing opportunities in tech.

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Keywords: cybersecurity, security, diversity, black women in tech, entrepreneur