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Have you been thinking about transitioning to a career in cybersecurity, but are not quite sure how to make your dream a reality? Are you currently working a cyber job but want to make a plan for advancement? This program walks you through the steps that you need to take in order to explore your cyber career options. It gives you a structured framework for exploring your interest in cyber, researching cyber positions, learning about cyber policies and standards, learning cyber tools, obtaining cyber / IT certifications, as well as applying for cyber jobs. This approach helps you to create your own cyber career action plan so that you can position yourself to join the field of cybersecurity.
Teresa Allison, CISSP, CISA, Security+, PMP ISSA DC Chapter, VP of Strategic Relations
These sessions will be available online only for now and will be recorded and available on womenscyberjutsu.org
About the Speaker:
Teresa Allison is Vice President of Strategic Relations for the Information System Security Association (ISSA) DC Chapter. She has worked in the field of information technology consulting for over 18 years. She provides clients with solutions for managing multi-billion dollar IT programs. She specializes in strategic planning, budgeting, performance management, portfolio management, governance, risk management, legal & regulatory compliance, project management, program management, process improvement, business operations transformation, strategic communications and stakeholder management.
Allison has supported clients in the domain areas of Health & Human Services, Homeland Security, Transportation, Financial Regulatory Agencies, Veterans Affairs, Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs, as well as International Development & Foreign Assistance. On her most recent project she assisted a global strategy consulting firm in implementing IT security and privacy policies to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She also teaches CISSP certification classes at ASM Educational Center.
Teresa received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Xavier University. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy with a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management with a concentration in Management of Information Systems. She is certified IT professional who currently holds the PMP, CGEIT, CSM, ITIL, Security+, CISA, CISSP, and Lean Six Sigma certifications.
Teresa Allison is the Past President of the Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College Alumni Association comprised of over 11,000 alumni from around the world. She currently serves as a volunteer for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu which encourages women to pursue careers in Cybersecurity. She also coordinates higher education outreach programs for the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a member of the Higher Education Partnerships committee and Information System Security Association (ISSA) as the Vice President of Strategic Relations. Allison is also a member Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) DC Chapter and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).