Invited Speaker: Linda Wilbanks, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Federal Student Aid, Department of Education
Join the ACT-IAC Cybersecurity Community of Interest (COI) to hear from invited speaker Dr. Linda Wilbanks, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Federal Student Aid, Department of Education
At the meeting, the COI leaders will also discuss current projects and how you can be involved in the COI.
About the Speaker
Dr. Wilbanks is the CISO for Federal Student Aid (FSA) within the Department of Education. Dr. Wilbanks responsible for developing a risk management program to identify and manage all cyber security risks for the data and networks. She supported the security of the electronic financial transactions required by FSA, protecting against internal and external threats and vulnerabilities and was responsible for the management of all network breaches including the loss of Personally Identifiable Information. She was also responsible for ensuring all FSA applications and external partner networks were compliant with the Federal cyber security requirements. Dr. Wilbanks is also an Adjunct Professor at Towson University, MD, teaching cyber security.
Dr. Wilbanks hold a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Towson University MD, a Masters degree in Engineering Science from Loyola University MD and a Doctorate in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore. She is recognized internationally as an expert in software metrics and quality assurance, has published over 125 articles in referred journals(some under Linda H. Rosenberg), spoken at many conferences, and published a chapter on managing IT in the book, Harnessing Green IT. She is also an associate editor for the IEEE journal IT Professional and is a member of the advisory boards for the international IEEE organization and for Towson University.
Meeting Venue (note new location)
1250 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
Nearby Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Take the south exit. Top of escalator head south on Connecticut Avenue. Go one block and cross N Street. The building will be on the right.
Participants coming from the Green, Blue, Yellow and Silver Metro lines will need to transfer lines at Metro Center.