CybHER Conversations – March 2021

 

March 3, 2021: Christine White, Manager of Cybersecurity Governance at The Home Depot
March 10, 2021: Dr. Ambareen Siraj, Director of the Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Outreach Center, Tennessee Tech University
March 17, 2021: Shonna Dorsey, Mutual of Omaha Information Services Manager
March 24, 2021: Tia Hopkins, VP of Global Solutions Architecture at eSentire
March 31, 2021: Charlene Goldfield, Attorney Advisor at Federal Communications Commission
Christine White

Christine White

Manager - Cybersecurity Governance, The Home Depot

Christine is the Manager of Cybersecurity Governance at The Home Depot. She has 20+ years of in-depth IT experience spanning from teaching old school operating systems like MS-DOS (yes, she’s that old!) to disaster recovery testing to currently “setting the rules of the road” for securing information assets at The Home Depot. Christine believes that it is important to always be learning and challenging yourself and that you should always strive for progress, not perfection.

You can view the recorded session here!

Dr. Ambareen Siraj

Dr. Ambareen Siraj

Director of the Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Outreach Center, Tennessee Tech University

Dr. Ambareen Siraj is currently serving as the Director of the Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Outreach Center at Tennessee Tech. She is also a Professor in the Computer Science department. Dr. Siraj’s research areas of interest include smart grid security, sensor alert fusion with alert correlation and alert clustering, security metrics, security education, and workforce development.

Dr. Siraj has authored/co-authored around fifty journal and conference articles in these areas. She leads National Science Foundation Projects “Tennessee Cybercorps: A Hybrid Program in Cybersecurity”, “Tennessee Tech Gen-Cyber Camps”, “Capacity Building in Cybersecurity: Broadening Participation of Women in Cybersecurity through Women in Cybersecurity Conference & Professional Development”, “CyberWorkshops: Resources and Strategies for Teaching Cybersecurity in Computer Science”, and “Security Knitting Kit: Integrating Security into Traditional CS Courses”. Dr. Siraj is the Founder and Chair of the Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) conference. She serves as the faculty advisor of Tech Cybersecurity Club for students.

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Shonna Dorsey

Shonna Dorsey

Information Services Manager at Mutual of Omaha

Shonna Dorsey is an Information Services Manager for Mutual of Omaha Insurance. Shonna is an Omaha, Nebraska native, a graduate of Omaha North High School, and an alumnus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Her career includes business leadership, business development, training facilitation, and project management. Shonna is also a community builder who supports workforce and community development initiatives throughout Nebraska.

In 2019, Shonna was nominated for and won the Excellence in Community Service Award through the National Daughters of the American Revolution. In 2018, Shonna was selected by Governor Pete Ricketts to join the Nebraska Information Technology Council as a Commissioner and is currently serving a 4-year term. In 2016, Shonna was nominated for and accepted a Women in Technology Award from InformationWeek, is one of five Omahans selected for the 2016 Changemaker award (Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals), one of ten Omahans selected for the 2015 TOYO award (Omaha Jaycees), the 2015 recipient of the Tech Community Builder of the Year Award (AIM), a Leadership Omaha Class 37 graduate, and a 2014 recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award (Midlands Business Journal).

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Tia Hopkins

Tia Hopkins

VP of Global Solutions Architecture at eSentire

Tia Hopkins is the VP of Global Solutions Architecture at eSentire. She holds two master’s degrees in security, a bachelor’s in information technology, and several industry certifications such as CISSP. She was recognized by SC Media as a 2019 Reboot Leadership Award recipient in the Outstanding Educator category, as well as The Software Report’s Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity and Cyber Defense Magazine’s Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity; both in 2020.

Tia is also an adjunct professor of Cybersecurity at Yeshiva University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in organizational leadership. She recently founded Empow(H)er Cybersecurity, a nonprofit organization aimed at empowering women of color to be successful in the cybersecurity field.

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Charlene Goldfield

Charlene Goldfield

Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission

Charlene Collazo Goldfield, Esq., is currently an Attorney Advisor with the Federal Communications Commission working on issues involving supply chain and national security issues. She also serves as the Young Lawyer’s Division liaison for the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.  Previously, Charlene worked at the Department of Justice for the Office of Information Policy working on Freedom of Information Act appeal cases that focused on privacy and law enforcement information. Charlene also served as a law clerk with the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County and the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. Currently, Charlene teaches several graduate courses for the Department of Public Policy & Administration at Florida International University, including one on administrative law, policy, and emerging technologies.

Charlene is currently an LL.M. student in the National Security and Cybersecurity Law program at George Washington University Law. She earned her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and graduated cum laude. Charlene did obtain a dual degree in Print Journalism and Political Science from Florida International University. 

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