The Colorado Springs Cyber Leaders Roundable (CS|CLR) is a local leadership group that has been formed by a team of local cybersecurity industry organizations to create a collaborative forum to better collaborate, support, and/or deconflict our events and activities and share local industry information.   While each of our organizations has a different focus, audience, and direction, we are all focused on the mission of improving cybersecurity policy and best practices, and better educating citizens and businessess about being more "Cyber-Aware"!

Founding Member:

cybercyalogoThe founding Member of the CS|CLR is the SBDC's Techsource Group The Colorado SBDC TechSource is designed to maximize the economic potential of Colorado science and technology companies—especially those in the advanced industries.   Subject matter expertise is provided through specialized consulting, accelerator programs, workshops and events to provide tangible help for small innovative businesses and entrepreneurs in order to overcome hurdles to growth. 

The Cyber:CYA Program

Within the Techsource Group is the The Cyber: CYA program that helps solve the cybersecurity needs of small and medium sized businesses at all levels. Focus areas range from cloud computing and security measures using social media, to securing technology to meet compliance standards in government contracting.



NCXlogosmThe CS|CLR Cyber Community Calendar:

The CS|CLR Landing Page and Cyber Community Calendar is provided by NCX, as a service to the local Cyber Security Community of companies, and is designed to be a central scheduling and information sharing resource to help coordinate and support our Colorado-based activities.  Future regional Cyber Collaborations and Regional Cyber Calendars are being planned for other locations accross the country.



Below is a listing of our Charter Members in the CS|CLR, with a quick bio of each company, contact information, and links to their respectively websites. 



Charter Members:
Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center
Aikta Marcoulier
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The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center offers business consulting and training that maximizes the economic potential of entrepreneurs. Our mission is to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper. Our goal at the Small Business Development Center is to help emerging and existing entrepreneurs gain control of their business operations. We provide free guidance and counseling in all aspects of funding and developing small business. We strive to help grow and start businesses. While we cannot eliminate risk, we work to minimize it by helping clients write comprehensive business plans, conduct financial forecasts, strategize marketing tactics, apply for funding, and improve operations.

Colorado SBDC Techsource, is a statewide program with the mission of maximizing the economic potential of Colorado science and technology companies (commercialization) as well as providing education and awareness in the area of cybersecurity.

Cyber:CYA Program or Cybersecurity to Cover Your Assets:  Specifically the Pikes Peak SBDC is the lead center for the CyberCYA Program. A program built to assist small and medium sized businesses by focusing on topics for all levels of business and needs from cloud computing, security measures using social media, to security technology and meet compliance standards in government contracting.

Community Engagement:

  • Founder/Lead COS Cyber Leaders Roundtable
  • America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC - National Governing Body) Cybersecurity Special Interest Group Member
  • Founder/Host to Colorado SBDC Cybersecurity for Small Business Summit (Annual Event)
  • Founder/Host Cybersecurity Awareness & Implementation Series

Attendance at:

  • NCC Annual Cyber Syposium
  • Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC Cyber Interest Day
  • ISSA Cyber Day


thesmallslogoThe Colorado Small Government Contractor Collaborative, aka "the Smalls"
Dennis Kater
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The Colorado Small Government Contractor Collaborative, aka "the Smalls".....provides opportunities for small Government Contractors to network, collaborate, and grow!!.   We host monthly meetings in Denver/Aurora, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo, as well as quarterly events, and an annual Rocky Mountain Supply Chain Summit (coming Summer 2020!).

You can see more on our website... (just coming on line!)


ISSA-COS:  The Information Systems Security Association
Colorado Springs Chapter
Ernest M. Camposissalogo
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ISSA-COS is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (6) Membership-based organization comprised of Security and Cybersecurity professionals and practitioners. ISSA-COS exists to provide Information Systems (IS) based programming focused on Security and Cybersecurity topics to our general membership and to our community at large. ISSA-COS accomplishes this by hosting monthly chapter meetings, monthly ½ day seminars, and nationally recognized conferences attended by chapter members, community partners, and public/private sector guests.

Professional Services Include:

  • Members are provided access to educational forums
  • Industry certification training
  • Industry networking opportunities and peer interactions
  • Access to Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits
  • Access to professional growth events and publications
  • Presentations from industry Subject Matter Experts


The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
Vincent Persichetti
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Discover Colorado Springs, a pioneering powerhouse offering world-class innovation, accessibility, and opportunity.

With a wave of business and industry development, unique military assets, high-quality job growth, and competitive affordability, Colorado Springs consistently ranks as one of the best places to live and work. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, Colorado Springs businesses benefit from a community rich with investment, talent, and experience. We know how to set our sights on the future and get the job done. Colorado Springs – it’s all here.

Mission: To achieve economic prosperity for our region and act as a catalyst for business innovation and growth.

Vision: By 2025, Colorado Springs is recognized as the best city in America for business.


  • Collaborative Partnership is at the core of all we do - We work to understand our community, our members, and our collective priorities. We are stronger and better together.
  • Trustworthy - We value and nurture trust – it is essential to all our relationships – and serve ethically and with integrity, earning and instilling trust with members and stakeholders.
  • Invested - We are champions for our community. We’re serious about our work and go the extra mile to help develop long-term prosperity for our region. Our deep sense of duty is at the core of our work.
  • Effective - We’re goal oriented and we get the job done. Our diverse experiences and expertise bring greater value to our region.
  • Advocates - Member-focused and service-oriented, we advocate on behalf of our region’s businesses. We understand business priorities and serve as a voice for business. We root for the home team and put our region’s needs first.

Cybersecurity-focused offerings:

  • Defense Diversification Program – assisting defense industry focused cybersecurity companies to diversify into other markets, thereby increasing their resilience to market trends
  • Cybersecurity Coordinating Committee – representatives from around the community focused in specific areas of specialization, collaborating for the collective benefit of the ecosystem
  • Cybersecurity First Fridays – networking and socializing opportunity for cybersecurity professionals, with added exposure to cybersecurity companies throughout the community
  • Community engagement - to educate and increase awareness of our cybersecurity resources, while also supporting the growth and development of cybersecurity companies

Christopher Gorog
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Mission: BlockFrame Inc. is a company dedicated to building a future where cybersecurity is implemented from the ground up.


Provide logistics support to create a secure ecosystem for managing IoT devices using blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT).

  • Design support for Secure IOT/Smart Grid
  • Secure Supply Chain Applications and Consulting
  • BlockChain Consulting and Implementation Services
  • Cybersecurity Research and Development


US Air Force Academy - CyberWorx
Cynthia J.S. Brothers, Lt. Col, USAF
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AF CyberWorx solves operational problems by collaborating with government, industry, and academic experts through intentional human-centered design activities. We work with our stakeholders to quickly design and develop creative solutions that solve problems for the warfighters who need them most.

Mission: Rapidly prototype solutions to DoD/Air Force problems by identifying and focusing on user needs.

Vision: Instill a culture of continuous problem solving and improvement by putting the user at the forefront of every Air Force initiative.

Design Sprints: Field experts and industry specialists work together in an accelerated, multi-day event to maximize solution agility. Participants define the problem in terms of core human needs then design actionable solutions. The event focuses on producing a roadmap to human-centered solutions that addresses organizational barriers and identifies pathways to

CyberNext: In this immersive two-part event, government participants gain in-depth technical understanding of emerging technologies and explore potential operational use in a group deep-dive ideation session.

Technology Showcase: Government participants gain exposure to cutting-edge technology in curated showcases that spotlight emerging capabilities from both new firms and industry leaders. (unchanged)

Workshops: Academy cadets, government employees, and industry partners learn and use human-centered design techniques using real-world operational challenges in a workshop or class environment.



NCX: National Cyber Exchange
Mike Schmidt
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About NCX:

"The National Cyber Exchange (NCX) is Your Trusted Source for Cybersecurity Information"

NCX is a nonprofit cybersecurity training, education, and threat intelligence information sharing, alerting and support organization dedicated to improving cybersecurity in our communities, industries (critical infrastructure), and in our personal lives. We are dedicated to improving cybersecurity by sharing cyber threat information, providing cyber education to citizens, engaging in secure network and cyber best practices for businesses and executives, supporting member training, protecting critical infrastructure and IT operational needs through advanced technology development

What we Offer:

NCX provides cyber threat intelligence, alerts, and threat information via its Cyber Threat Center (CTC) which is a dedicated Threat Sharing platform, and these core services:


  • Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO)
  • Cyber Intelligence & Alerts
  • Cyber Intelligence Analysis
  • Volunteer Cyber Response Team


  • Technical Support
  • Incident Support
  • Standards Compliance Support
  • Cyber Legal Support
  • Cyber Insurance Programs, Cyber Risk Retention Group Access, and Underwriting Support
  • Capital Investment Access


Organizational History:

The roots of NCX were originally established in 2010 and was originally known as the Western Cyber Exchange (WCX). It served the three-state region of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming with various levels of information sharing, training and cyber exercises. In October 2016 WCX announced its name change to the National Cyber Exchange (NCX) to better support members nationwide with cyber threat intelligence and information sharing, cyber citizen awareness training, and technology development.

NCX Membership Programs:
There are two membership levels being offered today at NCX: NCXCyber|Citizen and NCX|CyberExecutive, and the NCX|CyberISPro (To be Offered in 2020)


The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFCEA
Venessa Johnson
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The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFCEA brings together the area's military, government, industry and academic partners to advance the continuing education of today's young leaders in science, technology, engineering, math and computer science fields (STEM). Our AFCEA Chapter holds monthly luncheons, cohost’s the annual IMAGE golf tournament, and sponsors the annual Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium (RMCS).

Through these efforts our organization provides the Front Range community with over $200,000 annually in STEM teacher grants at the local elementary, middle and high school level and college STEM scholarships at Pikes Peak Community College and UCCS.



mfgsedgelogoManufacturer’s Edge
Venessa Johnson
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Manufactuers's Edge is Colorado’s NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center. There is a NIST MEP center in all 50 US states plus Puerto Rico. Serving clients as a not-for-profit organization, Manufacturer’s Edge encourages the strength and competitiveness of Colorado manufacturers through coaching, training, and consulting, collaboration-focused industry programs—and by leveraging government, university, industry, and economic development partnerships.


Transforming Colorado one company at a time




NIST SP 800-171/DFARS 7012 Assistance: Manufacturer’s Edge works closely with clients to develop scalable, context-specific solutions for cybersecurity challenges, implement NIST SP 800-171 (a and b) security requirements, and achieve compliance with DFARS 7012. As the DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is finalized, Manufacturer’s Edge will assist its client companies (in Colorado and around the Rocky Mountain region) with certification pre-audit preparations.


Cybersecurity Education and Training: Manufacturer’s Edge cybersecurity SME delivers briefings, workshops, and coaching to companies and individuals across industry sectors. It also communicates news and perspectives on cybersecurity in a monthly column (Simply Cyber) and through social media and email blasts.

Manufacturing and Business Excellence: Manufacturer’s Edge uses its five-cog model to promote resiliency and sustainable growth among manufacturers. Areas of expertise include growth and continuity planning, cost control and reduction, technology deployment, quality system analysis and training, process analysis and improvement, facility design and layout, workforce development, supplier development, sustainable practices, technology acceleration, project management training, and continuous improvement.

Small Manufacturers’ AdvantageEDGE: Small Manufacturer’s AdvantEDGE (SMA) is a partnership program providing integrated support to small manufacturers across Colorado by leveraging the coordination of—and funding from—key strategic organizations such as Manufacturer’s Edge, the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC), the State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the World Trade Center (WTC), and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

Manufacturers’ Connect: Manufacturers Connect is a tool for manufacturers to let other companies know who they are, what they can do, what products they produce, and where they are located. It’s also a way for companies to find suppliers who can produce the products they need. Companies are invited to add their information to the tool.



Profiles To Be Added: (Coming Soon) !

  • Colorado PTAC
  • ISC2 Chapter Pikes Peak
  • NCC - National Cyber Center
  • Missile Defense Agency
  • Murray Security Services
  • University Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University Colorado Boulder
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Firma IT Solutions
  • Handshake Leadership
  • ElPaso County
  • VMware




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