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No Password Required: CEO of Paragon Cyber Solutions, Family-Night Game Champion, and Calculated-Risk Taker

The No Password Required Podcast is dedicated to introducing and celebrating the practitioners, leaders, researchers, and individuals who are shaping the cybersecurity industry. Join us for an in-depth conversation that explores our guests' personalities, expertise, and the path that led them into cybersecurity. The team also discusses current cyber threats and readiness tips for security professionals and business leaders alike.

Courtney Jackson is the CEO of Paragon Cyber Solutions, a Tampa-based cybersecurity solutions provider. If Courtney’s name sounds familiar, that may be because she was named the Global 2022 Cybersecurity Woman Entrepreneur of the Year! In addition, Courtney is a 2023 BusinessWoman of the Year honoree and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where she was introduced to the world of cyber and IT.

​In this episode of No Password Required, Courtney joins Carlton Fields' Jack Clabby and KnowBe4’s Kayley Melton to talk about her path to becoming a CEO, the resources that she wished she’d had when starting her career in this industry, how she uses a cybersecurity apprenticeship program approved by the Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs and SkillBridge to fill her growing team with talent, and the “one” family-night game that brings out her family’s competitive spirit.

Jack and Kayley also talk about the unlikely duo behind the 2016 Bitfinex hack — one of whom is most known by her persona as the aspiring rapper “Razzlekhan.”

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