Susan Parente

Presentation: Cybersecurity for the Project Managers

Abstract: Cybersecurity is becoming a larger concern for not only companies but individuals also! What do I need to know as a project manager and a professional and how I can reduce the risk of a cyber attack on me or my organization?

Presentation Outline:

  • What is Cybersecurity?
  • Information Security
  • Attacks and Breaches
  • Common Threats & Vulnerabilities
  • What Can I Do? (Prevention and Reaction)
  • Next Steps…

PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management

Biography: Susan Parente is a project engineer, consultant, speaker, author, and mentor who leads large complex IT software implementation projects, and the establishment of Enterprise PMOs. She has 24+ years of experience leading software and business development projects in the private and public sectors, including a decade of experience implementing IT projects for the DoD and other federal government agencies. Mrs. Parente has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester in NY and a MS in Engineering Management from George Washington University in DC. She has numerous project management, Agile, risk management, and IT Security certifications, including: PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, PSM I, CISSP, RESILIA, CRISC, ITIL, CGLP, and she is a CMMI and ISO 9001 Practitioner.

Mrs. Parente is a Principal Consultant at S3 Technologies, LLC. Her company’s focus on proactively managing risks, while being Agile and adaptive. S3 Technologies does this by teaming with clients, stakeholders and vendors and using Agile practices and risk management to deliver project successes. Mrs. Parente trains and mentors project managers in the areas of traditional and Agile project management, and risk management. She has developed a methodology which she uses to implement risk management programs for both small and large clients and is currently completing her manuscript for a book on implementing project risk management.