TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES BY DEVELOPING
SUSTAINABLE CAREERS
INVESTING IN AMERICA’S
FUTURE
TRAINING THE CYBERSECURITY LEADERS
OF TOMORROW TODAY
TRANSFORMING THE
CYBER LANDSCAPE
combining education, exposure, and career-building opportunities
FIT FOR PURPOSE
ON DAY ONE

OUR GOAL

to revitalize, educate, and diversify

GRC for Intelligent Ecosystems (GRCIE – pronounced Gracie) is a next-generation organization for educating and training diverse GRC workforces. We provide in-depth, immersive, tuition-free education for talented and motivated students needing a hand up due to situational disadvantages.

GRCIE provides the richest meld between what the GRC industry needs and the type of education required to successfully fill those needs.

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OUR APPROACH

We Train & Work in the Metaverse

GRCIE understands that the future workforce must protect, defend and operate within the metaverse. Our curriculum, training, and client work are designed and delivered in our proprietary metaverse first experiences, along with a framework for securing it.

OUR PROCESS

Combining Leading Edge Research with Practical Application

Our educational program, the NextCISO Academy, accesses state-of-the-art research from the fields of cognitive psychology and neuroscience, and marries it with the best practices of discipline-based academics. This, along with competitive analysis and benchmarking, are key elements of the blueprint for the GRCIE learning experience.

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Jenai Marinkovic

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What People Think About Us

Kola WiseInformation Security Analyst
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Words cannot express my gratitude to you and NextCISO for the opportunity. Because of that experience, I was the project lead in my company’s ISO 27001 Surveillance Audit. My management was very impressed with the way I handled the audit. So grateful to you and Jenai! Thank you so very much!
Kim VivasWinner of the NextCISO Team Lead of the Year Award
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I feel more confident in leadership and calling myself an expert and owning that. My leadership chops are something I need to lean into more, and the program showed me that I possess these qualities and am meant to use them.
Teresa RamirezWinner of the Deputy NextCISO Award, Class of 2021
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I feel really excited and grateful for the program. I wouldn’t have been able to get my new position in GRC without having gone through it. Learning about personal branding and negotiation helped me to get a salary I didn’t think I could get. Thank you both for everything.
Sean CouteeArmy Veteran
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For seven months, they ran a program that would make a drill sergeant proud. At times, it felt like a firehose of information to learn. It’s a lot, but I learned so much more than I thought I would.
Lucky WolcottGRC Analyst
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I am excited to inform you that I recently accepted a GRC Analyst Internship role with Salesforce starting this summer! So stoked for such an amazing opportunity! Thank you so much for helping this sister level up!
Lauren WestWinner of the NextCISO Mission Impossible Award
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Going through this program helped me pivot into GRC. I was able to use the skills I’d gained in previous roles and build on them. I feel confident in my new role and am excited for the future.
Evan RachelWinner of the Best Presenter Award
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Growing up, I went to schools that were predominantly white. This is the first time I’ve been a part of a program where my classmates and teachers came from diverse backgrounds. This meant that I got to learn and grow in an environment that was open and accepting. This program felt like it was geared towards everyone. This program nurtures you, it finds your strengths and builds on them.

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