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Professional Summary

Certified CISO (C-CISO) and Information System Security professional (CISSP) with 18 years in Information Technology (IT) and 15 years in information security (IS) as a practitioner, academic, and consultant. Strong expertise in IT management of security operations, incident response, identity and access management, compliance, and risk and vulnerability management and security strategy development. 29 years of government work experience with keen vision and remarkable ability to create and execute large information security programs. Highly dedicated and enthusiastic team player with excellent leadership and communication skills.

Qualifications/ Skills
  • Certified Chief Information Security Officer C-CISO, EC Council - March 2021
  • Certified Information Security CIRCA, ISACA|#000545 - August 2019
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Certified Instructor, Covey 5/15/2016
  • Certified Information System Security Professional CISSP, ISC2, May 2015 -
  • Security Plus Certification, Security+, CompTIA, April 2012
  • Information Teaching Credential, CBCCOE, February 2015
  • ·Quality Assurance Evaluator, QAE, United States Air Force Indefinite
  • Structured Query Language, SQL, United States Air Force Indefinite
Capella University Minneapolis, MN Expected in 09/2015 Ph.D. : Information Technology - GPA :
Capella University Minneapolis, MN Expected in 09/2008 Master of Science : Human Services - GPA :
University of Maryland - University College Hyattsville, MD Expected in 05/2005 Bachelor of Science : Computer Science - GPA :
University of Maryland - University College Hyattsville, MD Expected in 01/2000 Associate of Applied Science : Computer And Information Sciences - GPA :
Community College of The Air Force Montgomery, AL Expected in 01/1998 Associate of Arts : Hospitality Managment - GPA :


2021Cybersecurity Leader of The Year

2021 Created enterprise risk management framework

2020 Eliminated 5000 findings from Colorado state systems

2020 Successfully advised four fortune 500 Companies in Cyber security

2020 Resiliently adapted overnight to online as a Cyber Security Professor

Strategy and Planning

2021 Completed 60 risk assessments for 17 state government agencies

2020 Advised on the Boards of 4 fortune 500 company in Cyber Security

2019 Improved service level agreements by 16%

2016 Built a risk and compliance team and program from scratch

Team Collaboration

2012 Maintained seven Department of VA disinformation Security programs

2012 Worked with VA Administrations’ to revamp new employee orientation

Project Management

2021 Worked with OIT Transformational leaders to deploy enterprise risk management

2014 Worked with systems owners as a SME for the development of VHA Leadership and Workforce Development database (VHALWD)

2013 Worked with facility management as a security SME for the implementation of VA veteran’s KIOSKs project




UMUC Alumni

Governor's Office Of Information Technology - Director of Security Risk and Compliance
City, STATE, -
  • Oversee confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Coloradans' data by enforcing security policies and procedures
  • Established measures, metrics, thresholds, and targets to drive performance in alignment with business strategies.
  • Designated Approving Official for granting the Authority to Operate for CISO's Office
  • Provide attestation on the posture of security controls under scrutiny on behalf of SOC
  • Created OIT's compliance strategy and enterprise risk management framework
  • Provided standardization in audit response via building a risk and compliance team
  • Oversee hiring, training, and professional growth of ten FTE and three contractors
  • Consulted with program managers to devise action plans to mitigate audit findings
  • Reduced state agencies audit findings by 85% over 3 years
  • Collaborated with key players to streamlined OIT's approach to project gating
  • Led culture change paradigm in the delivery of roadshows, resulting in a better-informed customer base to OIT's service offerings.
  • Enable technology use by engaging customers via performing assessments and action plans to address deficiencies as a part of CISO service offerings
  • Establish annual goals for continuous improvement and program maturity to adapt an ever-changing threat landscape.
  • Stand-in as the Acting CISO over the last five years in the absence of the CISO
  • Increased customer satisfaction by resolving [product or service] issues.
  • Exceeded goals through effective task prioritization and great work ethic.
  • Oversaw daily operations to ensure high levels of productivity.
  • Collaborated with state agencies to achieve program creation .

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