Keenan Skelly

CEO, Shadowbyte

Ms. Skelly has twenty years’ experience in providing security and management solutions across a wide array of platforms to include personnel, physical, and cyber security.  She brings more than ten years in government service with a focus on National and Homeland Security.  Ms. Skelly served in the US Army as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician and went on to work for the Department of Homeland Security in the Office for Infrastructure Protection.  In this capacity she ran vulnerability assessments and exercises on Critical Infrastructure assets throughout the Nation and helped to develop the first systems assessment approach for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources. In addition to government service, Skelly has ten years’ experience with the private sector in Technology & Security Business Management.  Her former roles include Cybersecurity PM, Director of Strategic Partnerships, VP of Sales and Marketing, VP of Global Partnerships, Chief Revenue Officer, CEO, and Board Member.  

Her expertise in business management, crisis management, cybersecurity, intelligence analysis, and Homeland Security make her an admired and respected leader among her colleagues. Skelly has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women in Cybersecurity 2019 by Cyber Defense Magazine, by The Software Report in the Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity 2019, and one of the Top Female Executives by Women World Awards in 2019. Skelly is also a mentor and coach for Cyber Patriot, Girls Who Code and, was awarded the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu Mentor of the Year for 2019, and Top Women in Cybersecurity 2020 by Cyber Defense Magazine.