Founder and CEO of ByteChek
AJ Yawn is the founder and CEO of ByteChek, a Miami-based venture-backed cybersecurity startup. AJ is a seasoned cyber security professional with over a decade of senior information security and compliance experience.
AJ advises startups on cloud security, serves as a Cloud Compliance speaker and instructor for the SANS Institute, and is a Founding Board member of the National Association of Black Compliance and Risk Management professions.
Before Bytechek, AJ served as a senior member of an international cybersecurity consulting firm. AJ also spent over five years on active duty in the United States Army, earning the rank of Captain, serving in a senior information security capacity both in deployed and stateside environments.
AJ graduated from Georgetown University with a Master of Science in Technology Management and from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science. While at Florida State, AJ played on the Florida State University Men’s basketball team participating in back-to-back trips to the NCAA tournament playing under Coach Leonard Hamilton.