earned certifications

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA): ISACA’s cornerstone certification. The exam is aimed at information systems (IS) professionals who monitor, control and assess a company’s IT or business systems. The certificate requires five years of professional experience in the field.

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM): The leading credential for information security managers. The CISM certification is designed for people who design, build and manage information security programs. You must have at least five years of IS experience and three years as a security manager.

Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP):The most sought-after certifications in cybersecurity. Designed for experienced IT professionals, CISSP holders understand vulnerabilities in networked systems and create policies to safeguard systems and minimize risk.

Project Manager Professional (PMP): This credential is among the most prestigious in any profession.

Professional Scrum Master (PSM): This certification is offered by One of the founders of Scrum.

ITIL:  Governed by the UK organization AXELOS. Certification promotes IT service management (ITSM) best practices. ITIL, formerly an acronym for Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is the registered name for a widely accepted framework for managing IT service delivery. There are five ITIL certifications, ranging from Foundation to Master.

Security+: Assesses baseline cybersecurity skills. Sec+ focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management, and intrusion detection. 

Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM): The certification validates the contract manager’s education, training, experience and knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Register (FAR). 

What this means?

Project Manager with in depth knowledge of security threats, vulnerabilities, and counter measures to detect unsafe practices in a technical environment.  Remember - every company is an IT company.

An auditor, with a through understanding of IT to detect weaknesses and recommend controls to mitigate the threats.

A Contract Manager, who understands contract methodology and concepts.

Bringing IT Audit and Contract Management into the planning stages of of projects provides more holistic control and reduces risk to the business unit.