About Us

Your trusted partner in the IT & cybersecurity certification industry

We take pride in providing actionable certifications that ensure you are ready to meet the demanding needs of today's digitally-enabled organizations. Our passionate team of experts are dedicated to minimizing the cybersecurity skills gap by helping organizations identify exceptional candidates for their difficult to fill positions through the use of industry-leading, knowledge-based, and practical skill-based certification exams. Whether you are an individual seeking to enhance your skills, or an organization aiming to bolster your team's capabilities, AKYLADE is here to provide you with affordable, relevant, and practical certifications that directly align to your cybersecurity positions. Join us on this journey as we embark on a collaborative pursuit, where together, we can achieve success that will help you advance your career.

We look forward to being an integral part of your growth.

Affordable Certifications

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Practical Skills and Experience

Our Leadership Team

Alyson Laderman

Alyson Laderman, CEO

ALYSON LADERMAN is the Chief Executive Officer of AKYLADE, LLC. A Florida Trend Magazine “Florida Legal Elite,” a 2024 Super Lawyer, and an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell since 2009, Alyson has successfully handled complex and high-stakes cases involving contract disputes, business torts, intellectual property, employment, and insurance. She has been at the forefront of the merging of technology and law for more than two decades and has over a decade of executive leadership and C-Suite level experience. Alyson earned her Juris Doctor cum laude degree from the University of Miami School of Law, and her Bachelor of Science with distinction from Nova Southeastern University.

Jason Dion

Jason Dion, Co-founder & CPO

JASON DION is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of AKYLADE, LLC, and founder of Dion Training Solutions, who strives to help candidates pass their cybersecurity, IT service management, and project management certifications. To date, he has helped over 1 million students across 195 countries get certified and advance in their careers. With decades of real-world experience, he has served as an Information Systems Officer, Director of a Network Operations and Security Center, the global lead for cyber defense for U.S. Cyber Command, and a Director of Information Assurance Operations (DIAO) for the National Security Agency, amongst other high profile cybersecurity positions. Jason holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance (IA) and a Chief Information Officer (CIO) Graduate Certificate from National Defense University’s College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC).

Kip Boyle

Kip Boyle, Co-founder

KIP BOYLE is the co-founder of AKYLADE, LLC and the founder and CEO of Cyber Risk Opportunities, whose mission is to help senior decision makers overcome cybersecurity hurdles. His customers have included the US Federal Reserve Bank, Boeing, Visa, Intuit, DuPont, Mitsubishi, and many others. A cybersecurity expert since 1992, he was previously the director of wide area network security for the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor program and a senior consultant for Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Kip has a graduate certificate in executive leadership and a master’s in business management.