Not-So-Hidden Figures Series Concludes Feb. 26

The University of Maryland University College Cybersecurity Department continues its celebration of Black History Month with a final Facebook Live interview segment on African American women in cybersecurity. On Monday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m., join Tamie Santiago, collegiate associate professor of cybersecurity policy as she discusses her career journey in cybersecurity and offers insights and tips for success along the way.

Santiago spent more than 34 years in leadership positions with the Department of Defense, the White House and in the private sector where she managed large complex organizations and systems. She has a wide-ranging background in cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, intelligence, information assurance, information technology management, strategic planning, research and analysis, fiscal management and oversight.  Santiago is also the founder and president of Destiny’s Promise, a 501©3 organization aimed at helping young women and girls develop into effective leaders.

Join Tamie live on Monday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m.

Previously on Facebook Live

Dr. Loyce Pailen, Director of the UMUC Center for Security Studies, has more than 35 years’ wide-ranging experience in information technology that includes work in cybersecurity, software development, project management, telecommunications, risk management, and network and systems security and administration. In addition to UMUC, Pailen has held director-level information technology positions at the Washington Post, Graham Holdings, and as a contractor at Computer Sciences Corporation for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA). Pailen has also provided project leadership for instructional design and subject matter expertise for the development of major graduate, undergraduate, and community college information systems security curriculum development projects.

View Pailen’s Facebook Live segment, held Thursday, Feb. 22.

Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, Vice Dean, Cybersecurity Graduate Program, served, prior to joining UMUC, as the assistant administrator for Information Technology (IT) and chief information officer (CIO) for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). There, she led TSA’s IT organization with an annual budget responsibility of $400 million. Before serving at TSA, Garrison-Alexander spent 25 years with the National Security Agency. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management and a Doctor of Management in Technology and Information Systems.

View the Garrison-Alexander interview from Thursday, Feb. 8 on UMUC’s Facebook page.