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Karen S. Evans


Karen S. Evans is the Managing Director for the Cyber Readiness Institute, which empowers small and medium-sized organizations with free resources to improve cybersecurity. As a three- time Presidential appointee and Senate-confirmed executive, Evans has over 30 years of experience in cybersecurity, national security, technology innovation, service delivery, and supply chain risk management. She served as the first Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response at the US Department of Energy, and has supported numerous agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Agriculture and Executive Office of the President at the Office of Management and Budget. Evans also established the US Cyber Challenge, a private-sector nonprofit that partners with universities to train hundreds of cyber experts, and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the National Cybersecurity Center and Advisory Boards.