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Each quarter we will highlight a WSC volunteer who has gone above and beyond to move the WSC mission forward. General Member Spotlight

Q1 - 2018 Amy Twum-Barimah | Laurel, MD


I have  a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems and currently enrolled in a master’s program for Cyber and Information security.

What brought you to WSC? 
I believed that WCS offered workshops/events that would help me develop the skills/knowledge needed to be successful in cybersecurity.

What has been your best experience with WSC?
Being a  technical mentor for our CyberPatriot teams has been the best experience.

What industry are you currently in? And what are your plans for getting into cybersecurity (if not in the IT/cybersecurity industry) 
I am currently in information security, more so  information assurance.

What do you do at your current job?
I  work in federal environment where I manage the  security documentation throughout a system’s lifecycle in support of FISMA requirements. This includes, but is not limited to; security categorization report,  system security plans, privacy impact assessments, contingency plans, vulnerability assessment reports, deviation requests, and any other necessary documents to comply with FISMA requirements.

What are some of your hobbies? 
Baking,  meditation,  running/jogging, watching Spanish soap operas.

What is one of your guilty pleasures?
Watching  VH1 reality TV shows such as Married to Medicine or any of of the Real Housewives shows.

What book are you currently reading? 
I am currently reading “Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking” by  Georgia Weidman

What is one piece of career advice you’ve gained over the years that you’d like to share with others? 
No one knows everything. “I don’t know” is a valid answer. However, you need to be able to know how to find the answer.

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