Naomi Buckwalter, CISSP CISM is the Director of Information Security & IT at Beam Dental. She has over 20 years’ experience in IT and Security, and has held roles in Software Engineering, Security Architecture, Security Engineering, and Security Leadership. As a cybersecurity career adviser and mentor for people around the world, her passion is helping people, particularly women, get into cybersecurity. Naomi volunteers with Philly Tech Sistas, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit helping women of color prepare for a career in IT and tech. Naomi has two Masters degrees from Villanova University and a Bachelors of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. In her spare time, Naomi plays volleyball and stays active as the mother of two boys.
Information Security works best within an organization when its security culture is built in as part of the overall business strategy – that is, when security is understood as everyone’s responsibility. Align your Information Security goals in order to bring value to your business and reduce risk to your organization. And above all, remember that Information Security is a service for the business.