Dr. Christine Izuakor

CEO, Cyber Pop-up

Dr. Christine Izuakor is the CEO of Cyber Pop-up, an on-demand cybersecurity service platform powered by vetted and highly skilled cyber freelancers. Christine has over a decade of experience leading cybersecurity functions within the Fortune 100 arena and has managed everything from global security strategy and awareness impacting 90,000 employees in over 300 locations, to owning vulnerability management of thousands of enterprise assets. Izuakor earned a Ph.D. in security engineering, becoming the youngest and first African American woman to do so. Her rapid growth within the tech industry landed her a spot on Chicago Business Crain’s Tech 50 List, a roster of names to know in the Chicago technology scene. Soon after, she was included on Chicago Crain's 20 in their 20’s list which highlights some of the city’s youngest influencers. Christine has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar News, CW, Hemispheres Magazine, and more.

  1. Mind the Gap: Strategies for Finding and Retaining Cyber Talent

    Dr. Christine Izuakor, Rosanna Kurrer and Kacy Zurkus