President, Founder of CKCM, Inc. Elizabeth Nelson-Lyda
Elizabeth Nelson-Lyda, president and founder of CKCM, brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, operations, and management, as well as a well-respected and established reputation for excellence in the Microsoft Dynamics, SAP, VAR, and Alliance Partners communities. Liz’s credentials include a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in accounting, and fourteen Microsoft certifications. Her fields of expertise include pre-audit annual document testing, preparation, and review; business process review and engineering; and ISO-9000/9001 compliance review. Giving back to the community is Liz’s passion – she created the CKCM Internship Program, has served in multiple board positions on the Goochland-Powhatan Community Services Board, and is founder and current president emeritus of the Goochland Education Foundation, supporting the public school system.
Vice President and Founder of the Cyber Division, Ed Mikus
Ed Mikus is a retired U. S. Army professional, and brings more than 23 years of Information Technology and Cybersecurity experience to CKCM, including multiple roles in Information Assurance and Cyber Forensics. Ed has a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland, is a Mirantis Certified Open Stack Administrator, and has four SANS/GAIC certifications, as well as a Security Plus credential. Prior to CKCM, Ed worked as a project manager for both offensive and defensive cyber weapon systems for the U. S. Air Force.
Director of the Security Operations Center, Anna Robinette
Anna Robinette brings a reputation of excellence to CKCM, having previously served as a project manager for Defensive Cyber Operations training for the U. S. Air Force and U. S. Cyber Command. Prior to supporting these two demanding organizations, she effortlessly and superbly led a Signals Intelligence analysis shop in support of national operations and security interests overseas. Anna is building on her well-earned reputation and is in the advanced stages of completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
Director of Consulting, Levi Graves
Levi has worked in the Information Technology/Cyberspace Domain for the last ten years; the last three years focusing on Offensive/Defensive cyberspace posture and readiness. Levi has held positions as a lead computer forensic analyst for the Air Force Cyber Emergency Response Team, Cyber Operations Planner for four Air Force Defensive Cyberspace Weapon Systems, and most currently working as a Cyber Operator supporting USCYBERCOM and NSA. He maintains 11 certifications with GIAC, CompTIA, EC-Council, and CIW, specializing in Penetration Testing. Levi holds degrees in Cybersecurity and Information Technology.