Tiffany Ricks is the founder and Chief Executive Officer at HacWare, Inc. HacWare is an award-winning Cybersecurity startup that provides AI-powered advanced cybersecurity education to help lean security teams to combat phishing attacks.
Mrs. Ricks is a cybersecurity expert with over 15 years of experience in the software and cybersecurity industry. She has been recognized as a 2022 Top 500 Influential CEO by DMagazine, 2021 Innovator in Cybersecurity finalist by DMagazine, 2020 Top 50 Innovator by Dallas Innovates, and as a Top Woman in Technology by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and IBM for her contributions to software engineering.
Mrs. Ricks has led HacWare, Inc. to be recognized by the Wall Street Journal, Dark Reading, TechCrunch, TechWeek, Women’s Business Council, Startup Grind, and Forbes.com. In 2020, HacWare reached the top 5 finalists in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield competition.
Prior to launching HacWare, Tiffany Ricks owned a cybersecurity consultancy where she worked as an Ethical Hacker. She has spent her career building enterprise software applications for national brands including L3 Technologies, United States Air Force, and United States Navy.
Mrs. Ricks founded the Female Founders of Dallas. Female Founders of Dallas is a community for women entrepreneurs, creators, and dreamers to connect through meaningful encounters and provide a safe space for the women of Dallas to support one another. She also taught students at Black Girls CODE Dallas the importance of computer science.
Mrs. Tiffany Ricks is a loving wife, and mother of 2 beautiful children. Tiffany Ricks has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Texas Christian University and a Master of Science in Management from Texas A&M University at Commerce.