SL Renata Spinks
Cyber Technology Officer, U.S. Marine Corps Cyberspace Command
Ms. Renata Spinks currently serves as the Cyber Technology Officer (CTO), U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command; a direct report to the Commander of MARFORCYBER, Major General Matthew Glavy, secondary reporting structured to General Paul Nakasone, Commander, United States Cyber Command and the 38th Commandant of the USMC (CMC). In this role, Ms. Spinks leads an extensive portfolio focused MFCC mission to Secure, Operate and Defend the Marine Corps Cyber Environment within the Department of Defense Information Network. This portfolio includes but is not limited to instantiating the Joint Information Environment (JIE)--from the Joint Regional Security Stacks deployments, to end point security; mobility; security architectures; compliance/protection of systems and devices; to creating industry partnerships to deploy multiple As-A-service constructs with native security solutions and designing plans of actions for executing data center consolidations and secure DevOps using agile concepts within an ITIL governing framework.
Ms. Spinks is the go-to person for carrying out the Commanding General’s intent for setting the technical conditions for USMC cloud migrations. She creates unprecedented use of processes, tools, techniques and protocols to compute, store, process, analyze and secure USMC data while balancing continual monitoring and remediation through incident response, proactive network resiliency; defensive cyber operations and joint cyber warfare architecture initiatives. Ms. Spinks is driven by proficiency, expertise and development; demonstrating her passion for talent management by creating partnerships with colleges, institutions, federal agencies and the National Security Agency (NSA) Human Resource Directorate. She leads the Cyber Talent and Student Opportunities initiative at MFCC managed by the Training Officer and Command Action Group, respectively.
Prior to joining MARFORCYBER, Ms. Spinks served in the U.S. Treasury; Millennium Challenge Corporation U.S. State Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE-DHS) Homeland Security Investigations in roles --Technical Advisor; Acting CTO, and Criminal Research Specialist (Human Trafficking/Child Exploitation Investigations); and is a decorated 44th MEDCOM Combat Veteran (OIF 2003 –Healthcare Administration/Medical Evacuation)
Ms. Spinks holds a BS in Information Systems, a MS in Technology Management and several certifications, recommendations and awards. She is an avid community service STEMIST and mentor; still very involved in programs that combat Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation and Career Development.
Ms. Spinks is a sought-after speaker and Director of “The Bosslady Network”; looking forward to the 2020 publication of her book “Act Like a Lady Think Like a Bosslady.” She loves New Orleans Saints Football, cooking and as a recognized CIAA Elite Student Athlete, still loves to play basketball.