Presentation by: Theresa Masse, Cybersecurity State Coordinator in Region 10 (Oregon) for the US Department of Homeland Security – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency offers a range of cybersecurity assessments that evaluate operational resilience, cybersecurity practices, organizational management of external dependencies, and other key elements of a robust and resilient cyber framework. These professional, no-cost assessments are provided upon request on a voluntary basis and can help any organization with managing risk and strengthening the cybersecurity of our Nation’s critical infrastructure.
As an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, CISA–the Cyberseurity and Infrastructure Security Agency–leads the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to our cyber and physical infrastructure. Theresa will provide an overview of CISA, an outline of cyber services available to the education sector at no charge, and best practices to improve the cyber security posture of your business.
Prior to her current role, Theresa served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Port of Portland for 5+ years. She was the first CISO for the State of Oregon and served in that capacity for 10 years. Previous to that, she worked in the private sector as the Senior Director for Information & Corporate Security at Cummins Inc., an international Fortune 500 company.
Ms. Masse is on the advisory committee for the Oregon State University – Oregon Research & Teaching Security Operations Center , and a participant on several state committees and working groups. She is a member of the Portland ISSA, ISC2, and InfraGard chapters. Theresa also serves on the Cyber Security Advisory Board at Mount Hood Community College. She is a former member of the executive committee for the State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Government Coordinating Council and was chair of the Cyber Security subcommittee. She is a past member of the executive committee of the Multi-State-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and served as a co-chair of the mentoring program. Theresa has a CISSP and a Master’s degree with a major in Management.