Founder and CEO Jim West earns finalist spot in EU Cyber Awards



HOUSTON, November 4, 2023 – Jim West, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer, has announced the remarkable milestone of securing a finalist position for this upcoming EU Cyber Awards 2023 in the “Cyber Security Educator of the Year” category.

“I’m excited to see the impact continues to have on so many lives in such a short period,” West stated. “It’s an honor to be recognized and short-listed as a finalist for the 2023 EU Cyber Awards. I’ve dedicated my career to this field and am looking forward to how we can continue to close the skills gap in cyber security.”

Leading the way with more than 30 years of experience in cybersecurity, he has worked in the IT and Security industry across many sectors of commercial, space, federal, and defense, with expertise in Biometrics, Risk Management, Security Analysis, and Network and Systems Auditing. West is also known for winning the 2021 Cyber Security Awards “Cyber Personality of the Year” for his notable drive and passion for helping others, after being short-listed for the award in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

West holds multiple certifications, which include CISSP-ISSEP, ISSMP, GSLC, GCIH, GSNA, GPEN, G2700, PMP, C-CISO, S-CISO, and many others. He has been invited to speak at Cyber Security conferences and events worldwide, including the NSA IA Symposium, Texas Technology Summit, CSfC Tech Day, TechNet Korea, Global CISO Forum, Cyber Bowl, Best Cyber Ranger, and many others. West is also an award-winning author and writer. His “Cyber Security and Test Tips” eBook was placed in the “100 Best Cyber Security Books of All Time” list by

During his tenure, West has developed and overseen IT and Cybersecurity strategies and solutions that solve complex problems for National Security systems and networks. West possesses a wide range of IT specializations, including systems and software integration, enterprise-wide and cloud security, network engineering, penetration testing, and more.

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About was established in 2020 by Cybersecurity Expert and Author Jim West, based out of Houston, Texas, to affordably train, coach, and mentor promising individuals to change their career trajectory to close the skills gap in cybersecurity. As featured on the website, many of our students from have shared their success in advancing their careers whether by entering the field of cyber security for the first time or furthering themselves to achieve more.

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At, our mission is to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap to build a more secure digital world. We are committed to empowering individuals and organizations with the knowledge and expertise they need to defend against ever-evolving cyber threats. Through innovative training, coaching, and mentorship, we strive to cultivate a community of top-tier cybersecurity professionals who are well-equipped to protect data, networks, and systems. Our dedication to excellence, continuous learning, and collaboration drives us to be at the forefront of cybersecurity education, ensuring the world remains safe in an increasingly interconnected digital landscape.

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