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How To Transition Into a Career in Cybersecurity

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.

About Speaker

Teresa Allison is Vice President of Programs and Events 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. 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 has also taught 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 CISSP, CCSP, CCSK, CISA, CGEIT, CDPSE, Security+, PMP, CSM, ITIL, and Lean Six Sigma certifications.

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6:00pm to 6:15pm Introductions
6:15pm to 7:00pm How to transition a career to Cybersecurity

7:00pm to 7:15pm How to apply for Federal Training Funding (WIOA & Other Programs)

7:15pm to 7:30pm Q/A & Closing Remarks

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