I have been in IT and Security for 30+ years and have worked everything from Data Center Operations, Help Desk, Network Engineering, Security Engineering to Security Awareness, Governance, Information Security incident and breach management, etc.
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I have been in IT and Security for 30+ years and worked everything from Data Center Operations, Help Desk, Network Engineering, Security Engineering to Security Awareness, Governance, Information Security incident and breach management, etc. I am well versed in security concepts and methodologies and act as a security advisor. One of things I enjoy the most is working with business partners across various departments in the organization. This allows me to understand the business need, help the business understand the IT/Security requirements and build relationships so decisions can be made using sound judgment based on balancing facts and business requirements leading to continuous business alignment.
I hold numerous Information security certifications such as CISSP, GCIH, CRISC and CISA. I continue to expand my knowledge in the field through training and hands on experience.
I have facilitated Cybersecurity and Information Security Awareness training classes at work and was always interested in doing something more formal. I have reviewed courses on the Cybrary platform and really enjoyed the format and content so when they reached out to see if I would be interested in becoming an instructor I of course said yes!
I am a mentor. I love to help and train people. When I started in IT, I was usually the only women in the room. It was difficult to find someone to help me. I believe this was for two reasons, One, I was the rare women in IT and two, a lot of the people in IT know what they are supposed to do but do not know why, and I was always asking why. So, I had to teach myself and read books on what modem lights meant, or what Token Ring was. I know I am giving away my age but to make things harder I had to read books to learn anything as you could not easily look things up on the internet in 80s…. It was not easy but going though that made me who I am today. I love to learn and want to help others. It is always better to share knowledge!