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SU Foundation Advisory Board

The SUF Advisory Board plays a crucial and important role: providing unfettered, objective advice to Security University leadership about its strategic plans, vision, research, and educational programs and priorities.

Board meetings occur twice per year, and the board is comprised of key players in the cybersecurity field.

Each member serves on the board for a (renewable) term of two years. The President of the board is selected by the President of SU.

Advisory Board Members

Kevin Cardwell -Executive Director of Strategic SU Q/ISP Programs and Business Initiatives Ken Cutler - Executive Director of SU Professional Certifications and Business Initiatives Walter Chekala, Ed Dir NOVA ISSA CEH, CRISC, CSM, FITSP-O, ITIL® v3, PMI-RMP, PMP
Steve Wyllie, (RET) CISO Citizens Bank

SUF Board addresses many of the most pressing cybersecurity facing business and government. The Board works with initiatives that align the NICE Cybersecurity Framework, SU Cybersecurity Competency Report Validation Scheme and SUT's 5 Qualified hands-on performance based professional workforce certifications, and advocacy. The board works to identify opportunities for SUF to develop cybersecurity initiatives that advance our nation’s cybersecurity readiness. In addition, the Board assesses current SU activities relating to cybersecurity and recommends how to integrate those efforts with other thought leaders on the topic while also identifying gaps in the cybersecurity ecosystem that SU's World Class Hands-on Cybersecurity Training and SUT Qualified Mastery Certifications would fill.

Each SU student strives to master upon completion of a course or program SU specific mastery learning outcomes focus on the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors and actions that lead to high wage, in-demand cybersecurity job roles and sustainable long-term cybersecurity career employment.

The first of its kind, SU Cybersecurity Competency Report Validation Scheme shows you a student's capacity, demonstrated throughout his or her program, to effectively apply the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors and actions required to execute work-related cybersecurity activities and the practicums that validate cybersecurity skills consistently to the entire SU student and graduated Cyber Professional population. SU faculty assess each student's mastery of course-level learning outcomes to achieve mastery level competency. Their transcript combined with the Cybersecurity Competency Report and Validation provides SU graduates with the tools to convey what they can offer prospective and/or current employers needed to be successful in their cyber security careers. The SU Cybersecurity Certificate Programs of Mastery are based on measuring the mastery learning outcomes.


The successful mastery of skills (commonly referred to as a “competency-based") program is the only performance based CyberSecurity program in the world designed to prepare today and tomorrow's cybersecurity warriors with validated skills for 38 cybersecurity job roles. SU mastery learning outcomes align to the NICE Cybersecurity Framework detailed in the SU NICE Cybersecurity Framework Mapping Compendium, and are measured solely on the content-specific mastery criteria laid out in the Cybersecurity Certificate Program of Mastery Standards of Progress scoring rubric.

While mastery learning outcomes data and course success are critical in their Cybersecurity Certificate Programs of Mastery, each provides important insight into a student's performance and ability to skillfully engage in work-related cybersecurity activities. And under 38 U.S. Code § 3687 Apprenticeship training, SU faculty assess each student's mastery of course-level learning outcomes to achieve such mastery level competency, mentor success and cyber career advancement.


There is no question the SU Cybersecurity Certificate Programs of Mastery upon competition, deliver the most sought after learning outcomes that focus on the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors and actions a cybersecurity student strives to master upon completion of a course or program