Chief Executive Officer, President, Treasurer and Director
Shannon is a graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems. She earned her master's degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Phoenix. The first 12 years of her career were spent overseas, working for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations building mission critical software platforms. In the fall of 2019, Shannon co-founded Tego Cyber Inc. with a mission to develop an innovative threat intelligence application designed to help macro enterprises effectively respond to the ever-changing cyber threat landscape. Shannon was selected as the 2018 Las Vegas Women in Technology - Cybersecurity, 2017 Las Vegas Women in Technology Entrepreneur as well as appeared in the MyVEGAS Magazine Top 100 Women of Las Vegas in 2017 and 2018. She has , co-authored an Amazon Best Seller, and is featured on several news sources as a cybersecurity expert.
President and Director
Troy began his career in January 2000 as a Law Enforcement officer with the Conway Police Department where he remained until June 2007 when he joined a Joint Terrorism Task Force as a lead bomb investigator and violent crime detective. In December 2008 Troy was recruited by the U.S. State Department to train officers in Kosovo on cybercrime related matters where he earned a reputation as a top cybercrime investigator. With a team of international investigators, he built the first IT forensics lab in the European Union Mission in Kosovo. After returning home to the U.S. in February 2013, Troy joined SocialWellth as its Infrastructure Security Director. In addition to his role as Director and President of Tego Cyber Inc. Troy currently is the Global Head of Cybersecurity Operations for Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) where he is responsible for all aspects of cyber defense for over 60,000 users in more than 130 countries. Troy is an accomplished worldwide keynote speaker on cybersecurity.
Michael De Valera
Michael has over thirty years of experience providing information technology services. In 1989 he co-founded Internet Computers, Inc. where he remained as one of the founding principles until January 2006 when he left to start his own company TechnoMedia Consulting, Inc. where he remains the sole principal to this day. TechnoMedia Consulting, Inc. provides information technology services for companies and organizations that are either too small to have their own dedicated IT departments or simply realize that specialized functionality is more efficiently and economically provided by a third party. His clients cover a broad range of organizations and industries. His undergraduate BA Finance studies, majoring in Finance and Economics, were at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance.
Chief Information Security Officer and Director
Chris has over thirty years’ experience in cybersecurity, telecommunications, and automation. His career began in 1989 with the USAF SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) forces, serving for 10 years. Over the next 15 years, he supported the U.S. Armed Forces at defense contractor General Dynamics AIS, specializing in cybersecurity. He then worked 4 years building EY's MSSP offering, acting as CTO, and responsible for providing security services to 500,000 endpoints. Most recently, he was the Deputy CISO / Director of Global Security Operations for Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). Over his career, Chris has created, delivered, trained, or operated cyber services inside of the U.S. DoD, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Healthcare, Media/Entertainment and Hospitality verticals. He holds a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Network Engineering from Regis University.