This year’s Forces of Cyber Gala was held on February 19 at the Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. We had the honor of seeing Jamie Miller, our CEO and the president of Cyber Huntsville, emcee this year’s Gala for over 400 attendees.
Cyber Huntsville did a phenomenal job of promoting the gala this year and created an amazing venue for the celebration of cybersecurity! This year’s event had over 30 sponsors and featured Congressman Dale Strong as the keynote invitational speaker. Within the evening of dinner, friends, families, and pictures, the Forces for Cyber Award was presented to Alicia Ryan in recognition of her lasting impact to advance cyber capability in our community. This award was presented by Platinum Sponsor, SAIC as the first center point of the evening.
The night also featured the presentation of Cybersecurity Scholarship Awards to six local high school students. These scholarships will help the students continue a college education in the area of cybersecurity, fostering both the career advancement of these students and the growth of this necessary and important career field.
Eva Aubel – Huntsville High School, presented by Adtran
Dorian Cole – Buckhorn High School, presented by Calhoun Community College
Hailey Holsonback – Huntsville High School, presented by Deloitte
Olivia Kelley – New Century Technology High School, presented by Koniag
Grayson Sparks – Arab High School, presented by North Alabama Chapter of the Information System Security Association
Chad Van Beck – Huntsville High School, presented by University of Alabama Huntsville