Passionate Information Security Professional with notable success in strategizing for institutional security awareness and communication. Working experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting solutions protecting networks, systems and information assets. Expertise in consulting with business units on effective security best practices. Excel at performing in-depth security assessments to evaluate compliance conditions with various regulations, laws, and standards. Experience in developing IT policies, procedures, guidelines, standards, and other documentation. Hands-on involvement in Vulnerability Management. Outstanding project and program leader skilled in managing, motivating and guiding teams. Able to thrive in fast-paced and challenging environments where accuracy and efficiency matter.

Krista Mikaële Théodore

INFORMATION SECURITY PROFESSIONAL

Phone:

657.200.8605

 

Email:

kristatheodore@gmail.com 

 

 
EXPERIENCE
 
9/2017-Present

Cyber Security Analyst

MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM​​

  • Operates within the Information Technology Security team, with primary emphasis on daily monitoring, investigations, along with interviews to gather information related to potential security breaches.

  • Monitors, investigates, and reports incidents of suspicious activity or possible compromises to Manager, IT Security.

  • Responsible for proactively analyzing events from privacy and security monitoring systems to identify potential threats, risk or breaches and takes the necessary approach to reduce their likelihood.

  • Performs all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information and assets from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.

  • Assists with implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls.

  • Provides input into tactical security initiatives and assists with maintaining Information Security Policies and Standards.

  • Completes tasks designed to ensure security of the organization's systems and assets.

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

  • Information Security, Compliance, and Assurance

  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) Professional

  • Performed university-wide security assessments to evaluate compliance conditions with various regulations, laws and standards. 

  • Consulted with university entities and business units on effective security practices, and strategize on potential remediation efforts. 

  • Strategized for institutional security awareness and communication

    • Established formal security awareness program

    • Inaugurated University of Miami’s free annual cybersecurity conference for South Florida Info. Sec. Professionals 

    • Instituted National Cyber Awareness Month program

    • Erected the University of Miami IT Security Website

  • Developed IT policies, procedures, guidelines and standards 

  • Performed vulnerability scanning of enterprise assets

  • Review unsupported hardware/hard drive purchase and server access requests

  • Monitored unauthorized access and inquires to payroll and financial systems

  • Supervised Information Security Interns

10/2013-9/2017

IT Security Engineer

6/2011-8/2011

IT Intern

OUR KIDS OF MIAMI-DADE & MONROE, INC.

  • Edited and organized policy and procedure documents supported and enforced by the Florida Department of Children and Families

  • Shadowed senior executive meetings discussing business and IT strategic initiatives 

  • Reviewed audited agencies

  • Authored Parent/Teen internet communication awareness document

6/2010-8/2010

IT Compliance Intern

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES, LTD.

  • Established Information Security Awareness Newsletter

  • Installed Cisco VPN, RSA Software and soft token

  • Monitored direct database access

  • Supervised AWARE Hotline for any interruption in service or unauthorized access (hotline set up by a third-party provider for RCCL employees to report/communicate potentially harmful, unethical, and illegal activity).

  • Updated ITLC Policy Repository 

  • Edited procedure documents

 
EDUCATION
2017, 2018

Information Security Training

SEC504: HACKER TOOLS, TECHNIQUES, EXPLOITS, & INCIDENT HANDLING

The SANS Institute

  • Facilitator - SANS Atlanta 2018

SEC401: SECURITY ESSENTIALS BOOTCAMP STYLE

The SANS Institute

  • Facilitator - SANS Atlanta 2017

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Florida International University, ​Chapman Graduate School of Business, 3.97

  • Honored with the FIU Business MSIS Fall 2016 Citizenship Award & Highest GPA Award

  • Nominated for FIU World's Ahead Graduate

2015-2016

Master of Science

2009-2013

Concurrent Bachelor of Science

SECURITY & RISK ANALYSIS: Information and Cyber Security

INFORMATION SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY: Integration and Application

The Pennsylvania State University, 3.64

  • The Mildred S. Bunton and Calvin H. Waller Undergraduate Fellow

  • ITWomen Scholarship Recipient

  • College of Information Sciences and Technology Scholarship Recipient

  • Gamma Tau Phi, IST Honor Society

  • National Honor Society of Leadership and Success

 
CERTIFICATIONS
Global Information Assurance Certification Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Certified Security Compliance Specialist
CompTIA Security+ ce
Global Information Assurance Certification Security Essentials (GSEC)
Payment Card Industry
Professional
NSTISSI No. 4011 Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professional
Qualys Certified Specialist - Vulnerability Management
Cybrary Micro Certifications:
  • TCP/IP Skill Certification
SKILLS HIGHLIGHT
 

Haitian Creole - Fluent

Network and System Security

Data Loss Prevention

Incident Response

Security Awareness & Education

Vulnerability Managment

Risk Management

Communication

Team Building

Consulting

Strategy

Leadership

Public Speaking

Training

FEATURES
 
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DARK READING

"10 More Women in Security You May Not Know But Should"

PENN STATE | NEWS 

IST grad passionate about technology, shrinking gender gap in IT

#WeCyberToo Talent Spotlight 

HiddenCyberFigures.com - PAYING IT FORWARD: CELEBRATING & EDUCATING #HIDDENFIGURES IN CYBER SECURITY

FRAUVIS Podcast
Inspirational Stories of Black Women in Tech

Interview with Naya Moss, Founder + CEO, FRAUVIS: The community and platform for elevating black women in tech

2018 Storytellers Winner

A Celebration of Women’s Stories presented by Target and the Conference for Women

Women of Wonder Career Panel

2016 NAF Mega Student Industry Conference “Paving the Way to a Future Career.”

INVOLVEMENTS
 
 
ITWomen Role Model Speakers Program

Sharing expertise and experience with local middle and high school girls interested in IT and engineering related careers, in order to reach their full potential and to make inroads to closing the gender gap in these fields.

Technology & Digital Immigrants Project

Providing education, training, and awareness to individuals born before the widespread adoption of digital technology.

Project Semicolon

Presenting hope and love for those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self-injury.

CONTACT ME

Krista Mikaële Théodore

INFORMATION SECURITY PROFESSIONAL
Phone:

657.200.8605

 

Email:

kristatheodore@gmail.com 

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