U.S. Army’s First Female Cyber Operator Joins Bizzell as Senior Associate for Cybersecurity and Intelligence
April 21, 2020 (Lanham, MD)—Leslie Kershaw, M.S. joins The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) as Senior Associate for Cybersecurity & Intelligence. In this role, she will support business development efforts by identifying opportunities to integrate security into the health industry including making information, devices, and processes secure from outside threats. Kershaw will also direct strategic relationships with clients, vendors, and business partners.
“I’m honored to lead strategy and growth in the area of cybersecurity at Bizzell. I will use my experience to bring a holistic approach to protecting health systems from cyber attacks from all angles, especially those angles that compromise protected health information and endanger health care delivery systems. I look forward to accelerating our impact in the field,” says Kershaw.
Bringing over 15 years of experience in cybersecurity and intelligence, Kershaw’s career in this field launched when she was recruited to a special missions unit in the U.S. Army. She became the Army’s first female National Security Agency (NSA) certified, offensive cyber operator and led all of NSA’s Computer Network Exploitation Operations. After leaving government service, Kershaw built a hunt operations center for root9B, a cybersecurity company. She then became one of the first members of a cyber security startup that focused on finding hackers. Kershaw created a subsidiary where her efforts focused on building a cyber analytic and operational platform.
“The ever-evolving technology and security needs of our world calls for a revamp in the capabilities and services we offer,” says Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., President & CEO of Bizzell. “We’re looking forward to leveraging Leslie’s expertise in order to advance our clients’ missions, using essential insights to ensure strategic advantage.”
Kershaw holds a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and served in the U.S. Army for six years.
Established in 2010, Bizzell US is U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) HUBZone certified strategy, consulting, and technology firm with a mission to improve lives and accelerate change. Bizzell US develops innovative solutions to some of the most critical issues of our time such as health care services equity, global health, workforce innovation and other urgent needs facing the world. Under the leadership and vision of founder, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, the company has grown into a thriving firm headquartered in New Carrollton, Maryland with staff and offices in various regions around the country including California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Georgia, and globally in Africa, Asia, and Central America. Learn more about how we develop data-driven, research-informed, innovative solutions to complex-real-world challenges: www.BizzellUS.com.