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July 22, 2015

CyberSecurity & Your Professional Life: A Value-Add Approach

Rhonda FarrellAssociate, Booz Allen Hamilton


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1st ISSA Joint Conference

The Baltimore ISSA Chapter is joining forces with the Northern Virginia and DC ISSA Chapters to put on an all day Security Event on September 1, 2015.  The Event will be held at NIST HQ in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There will be three tracks of exciting speakers.   Check the conference web site, for more details are they are finalized.


July 13, 2015 - WIS SIG: Paying It Forward-Preparing Women for Cybersecurity Careers in the Knowledge Age and Beyond  - Learn More

July 30, 2015 - 2nd Annual CyberMongomery Forum - Learn more 

November 6 - 15: 1st Maryland STEM Festival -

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July 22, 2015

Topic: CyberSecurity & Your Professional Life: A Value-Add Approach

Cybersecurity is a high growth field, but an inexact science -- an  amalgamation, if you will, of theories, principles, and best  practices pulled from the realms of quality, performance excellence, and change management.  Explore how these  bodies of knowledge can be more effectively intertwined to craft  a solid roadmap using a ‘value-added approach’ which guides both your customer solutions as well as your own career.

Speaker: Rhonda Farrell, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Rhonda Farrell is an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, primarily focusing on enterprise life-cycle activities as they relate to cybersecurity and quality. Her prior career experience was within operations, engineering, and security functional areas of Fortune 500 companies throughout Silicon Valley, CA. as well as with the US Marine Corps at Quantico, VA
Her educational background includes a B.S in Business Administration (heavy Math and C.S.) (1999) and an MBA in Strategic Management (2000) from California State University; a J.D.-- Technology from Concord Law School (2009); and she is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Information Assurance from the University of Fairfax.  
She is a veteran committee member and leader within IEEE Northern Virginia, ISSA International (WIS SIG and Board of Directors), ISSA-NOVA, and ASQ 509 where she has worked on initiatives which provide member value, increase opportunities for professional development, stimulate growth, and enable realization of strategic partnering opportunities. She brings to the leadership teams --enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, commitment to organizational principles, a deep technical background, sound management capabilities, with a solid grounding in quality best practices

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