Sandra Fonseca

Paper and Presentation: Risk Factors for Adapting and Securing Content During Online Course Design

Abstract: The academic landscape has experienced an accelerated transformation this past year, not only as a result of the pandemic and other natural disasters but also to reflect the current and future needs and expectations of students and the industry. As academia is shifting to meet those needs and ensure course contents are engaging and inclusive, significant changes were made to curriculum design structure, content, tools, and metrics for quality assurance. These radical changes include technological, operational, and cybersecurity risks that must be assessed and measured to include the right set of controls and tools to control and manage them. This paper explored the risks identified by faculty and students as they worked in a remote environment and may be returning to school, either in a hybrid or physical classroom, and how these experiences can contribute to improving the quality of learning, content management, and instructional delivery, in a safe and controlled environment. The study also inquired about issues encountered related to technology and cyber-risks, from connectivity issues to practices deployed to secure communications, content, and data managed through cloud solutions and remote repositories of programs and data

PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management

Biography: Sandra Fonseca is an IT, audit, project management, statistics, and accounting professor, program director, and instructional content developer. Her specializations are in information technology, risk management, IT audit, cybersecurity, statistics and data modeling, operations, and project management. Dr. Fonseca has over 30 years of experience in the IT cybersecurity, data governance, and project management field, both in state and federal government, as well as over 24 years in academia, where she has served as a program designer and lead, as well as program director for MSIT and Cybersecurity programs. She’s an advocate for professionalization, the reason why she has collaborated and served as a volunteer and board member at the board of directors for local chapters in Puerto Rico for ISACA, ISSA, and PMI. In Washington DC she’s a volunteer for the Washington DC chapter of ISACA, and PMI.