May 2019 Cyber COI meeting with FSA Kathy Zelnik
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ACT-IAC Cyber COI Meeting
May 17, 2019
Featured Speaker: Kathy Zelnik, Deputy Chief Risk Officer, Federal Student Aid Office, Department of Education
The May ACT-IAC Cybersecurity COI featured Kathy Zelnik, Deputy Chief Risk Officer of the Federal Student Aid Office for the U.S. Department of Education. Kathy discussed ERM & Cybersecurity Risk Management.
About the Speaker
Kathy Zelnik is Deputy Chief Enterprise Risk Officer at the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid (FSA). Ms. Zelnik supports the Chief Enterprise Risk Officer in the management of enterprise-wide risks associated with FSA’s $1.5 trillion portfolio representing over 40 million students. Ms. Zelnik has worked over 25 years to embed a proactive and dynamic risk management capability and mindset into business practices, starting from the onset of strategic planning and extending throughout strategy implementation and execution. She has designed and implemented ERM programs in both the commercial and Federal sectors. She has a BS from the University of Maryland and an MBA in Finance from Mercer University and a Black Belt certification from Villanova. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Ms. Zelnik was a part of the core team that has rewritten the COSO framework on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM): Enterprise Risk Management- Aligning with Strategy and Performance.