Randall Student Center #234
Security, Architect, Auditing, Governance.
D.C.S., Computer Science, Colorado Technical University, 2016
M.S., IT Project Management, Capella University, 2013
B.S., General Science, Excelsior College, 2007
B.A., Business Administration, Frederick Taylor University, 2006
My career in IT started with the US Navy as an Information System Technician (IT), I was 29 with two young children. During the military I worked in several different areas of IT, from help desk technician, system administrator to network administrator, patch management to security investigations, physical security officer to Certification & Accreditation (C&A) lead. One of my greatest military achievements was being the security detail during the 9/11 attacks at my first duty station in CT. After the Navy I took a Department of Defense (DoD) position in Information Assurance (IA) for many years. Then moved to governance and IT Auditing for the USDA, and lastly to compliance management for another data center at a publicly-traded company in corporate America.
My higher education is a bachelors in general science from Excelsior College, a masters in IT Project Management from Capella University, and a doctorate in computer science – Information Assurance from Colorado Technical University. , where my research was Intelligence agents for the defense of insider threats. My dissertation research built AIMIE the artifical intelligence memory inference engine for insider threats. The research was presented and published at the international conference DESRIST 2015 (Dublin Ireland) and in 2016 (NewFoundland). My research platform continues to be AI, including quantum computing. My focus is gender studies towards the retention of women in cybersecurity.
I am a member of IEEE, ACM, DSR Society, and AAAI.
My husband and I live in Maine now. We have three grown children with kids of their own, and have a fur-baby named Scruffy. My hobbies are gaming (Champions of Norrath, Baldur’s Gate 2, BDO, ESO, Terra), history (Elizabethan, Celtic, Jane Austen), and sci-fi (Star Trek, Star Wars, Torch Wood, Dr. Who, and Lord of the Rings).