Technical Tuesday – 30 June 2015 – The Truth about Securing your System by Dr. Susan Cole

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What does it take to secure a system? What is the logical approach to successfully achieve this endeavor? First, an understanding of who wants access and why is a necessary baseline to form a strategic approach.  Next, an understanding of the critical assets in the organization is a must.  Finally, an understanding of how to implement a risk-based approach sums up the discussion.

Presented by: Dr. Susan Cole

Dr. Cole is a 2008 graduate of the University of Fairfax with a PhD in Information Assurance (Cybersecurity). She received her MBA from Salem International University (2007), her MA from American University in International Politics (1995), a BA from Wilson College in Foreign Languages (1994) and an AA in Mandarin Chinese (1997). For her PhD, Dr. Cole studied what influences the decision making process for IT and Cybersecurity managers in their recommendations to adopt and implement new security technology in their organizations. The specific technology she researched was Biometrics. She has also achieved and maintains certification as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and obtained her Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). Dr. Cole has worked in the Cybersecurity field for the past fourteen years. She has held numerous positions from Cybersecurity Policy writer for an enterprise to a member of an Incident Response Team. She is currently the Cybersecurity Lead for a Federal Information Systems Controls Audit Management (FISCAM) preparation team and also provides consulting support to small companies.