Knowledge and experience working with security and risk management procedures, standards, and practices
Proven track record of successfully managing complex technical projects
Noteworthy facilitation skills; records thorough meeting minutes and manages issues proactively
Solid understanding of information security and data privacy best practices
Strong track record of taking initiative and following up on various tasks
Excellent time management skills demonstrated by successfully planning, organizing and establishing priorities while meeting tight time constraints
Strong ability to work collaboratively in a team environment to meet business goals and needs
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, JIRA, Midas, ServiceNow, Adobe Pro
Master of Science: Information Sciences,
2018 Penn State University -
Concentration in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
Bachelor of Science: Information Technology,
2016 Methodist University -
Concentration in Business Information Systems
Graduated Cum Laude
CompTIA Security + , In progress
Associate Information Security Engineer, 01/2016
to Current SAS Institute – Cary,
Conduct and facilitate risk assessment efforts for various hosting environments within SAS; coordinate updates and communication across different teams; track progress for each remediation project.
Facilitate and coordinate current PCI and HIPAA security risk assessment to meet compliance requirements.
Manage the IT department vendor security assessment program; Perform third-party Vendor Security assessments in accordance with industry best practices and standards.
Complete customer questionnaire audit requests, relative to pre-sales, existing customers, and vendor management requirements.
Assist with the annual Service Organizational Control (SOC) audit.
Participate in Audit and Compliance efforts related to IRS 1075, NIST 800-53, FISMA, ISO 27001.
Coordinate with SAS legal to review contracts relative to security terms and conditions.
Review and update SAS IT security policies and standards to ensure compliance with regulations.
Created, implemented and formalized different IT processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness within the division; participates in process improvement initiatives on an ongoing basis.
Performed and facilitated SAS Solutions On-Demand 2016 annual IT security risk assessment activities utilizing NIST 800-30 guidance, developed and presented the final report to management, and documented mitigation efforts using Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM).
Technical Intern, 05/2016
to 12/2016 SAS Institute – Cary,
Assisted in the design and coordination of the 2015 Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) exercise.
Aided in the annual Service Organizational Control (SOC) audit.
Facilitated the 2015 security risk assessment for the SAS Solutions OnDemand data center hosting environment; captured critical notes and impact/likelihood assessments.
Performed as a consultant and advisor for SAS audit questionnaires.
Participated in Audit and Compliance efforts related to IRS 1075, NIST 800-53, FISMA, ISO 27001.
Reviewed and completed vendor security assessment for third party vendors.
Developed, reviewed and updated different standards, processes, and procedures in relation to SAS IT Policy.
Monitored, reviewed and completed appropriate tickets assigned to the division Midas ticketing system queue.
Supply Specialist, 08/2009
to 01/2013 US Army
Carried out with water missions, site preparation, and setup of water treatment activities.
Collaborated with different administrative department on special projects and events.
Created and maintained digital and paper filing and organization systems for records, reports, and documents
Other Relevant Work experience
Provided information on policies, guidance, and
procedures; answered questions related to policies and maintained the
department's SharePoint site
Prepared, reviewed and processed incoming and outgoing
correspondence, materials, publications, regulations, reports, and directives
Compiled organization information, material, and
documents to distribute to new employees
Completed the 2016 IT Clean Desk Audit
Honors and Activities
Dean's List every semester; - Methodist University
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success (former chapter president)