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How is Cyber Pop-Up Revamping the Face of Cybersecurity?

By CIOReview | Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Cyber Pop-up is launched to connect high-demand businesses to on-demand cybersecurity services.

FREMONT, CA: Cyber Pop-up, an on-demand cybersecurity service platform, is backed by vetted and very skilled freelance experts. Dr. Christine Izuakor is the founder of the company, who has more than a decade of experience leading various cybersecurity functions within the Fortune 100 companies. Izuakor has also earned a Ph.D. in security engineering from the University of Colorado, becoming the youngest and first African American woman to do so.

"We cannot solve tomorrow's cyber threats, with yesterday’s solutions. We have to start thinking very differently," stated the 2x Chicago Business Crain's list maker.

The startups' one-of-a-kind approach to cybersecurity services has already garnered a growing list of loyal customers, including a few multi-billion-dollar companies, before announcing the launch this month.

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"This idea started brewing about seven years ago. Early in my career, I loved doing pro-bono cybersecurity projects for non-profits. I knew that they needed cybersecurity, but not all have access to affordable services, and I wanted to help. I quickly realized that small and medium-sized companies faced the same challenge, and the mass cyber talent shortage only made matters worse," says the first-generation Nigerian American who left a six-figure career at a Fortune 100 company in exchange for a life as a startup founder, a move that came just before the unprecedented nation-wide shutdowns began in response to COVID-19.

Cyber Pop-up connects businesses in need of cybersecurity services with vetted and highly skilled cybersecurity experts who work diligently to complete short-term "pop-up" style projects.