As a recognized information security leader, Candy has in-depth experience in performing many aspects of information security which she obtained through the various information security roles she has filled in her 23+ years in the industry at companies such as Digital Equipment, Compaq Computer Corporation and Symantec.
Candy is often requested to present at various conferences. Her most memorable to date is the session at the United Nations where she was a featured speaker for the IT Security Symposium and running in close second is an invitation to the Offices of the White House to speak on the importance of awareness to the President's Cyber-Czar staff (Richard Clark).
In her ongoing commitment to 'give back' and support the information security profession, Candy volunteers as a member of the International Board of Directors for ISSA (Information Systems Security Association), and past President and current Board Member of the ISSA Education and Research Foundation. Candy has also served as Vice President of Education and Vice President of International Relations for ISSA. She remains heavily involved at the local level through her participation with the New England Chapter board and the ISSA-New Hampshire Chapter for which her efforts were awarded with her ISSA Distinguished Fellow member status, which she received in 2010.
Candy is currently enjoying her position as the CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) for Long Term Care Partners which she manages a Corporate Security Program in beautiful Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Statement of Goals
My goal, if elected:
As the Secretary/Chief Operations Officer I will, simply put - focus on the operations of the ISSA.
My goal is to utilize my years of experience in being involved with the ISSA at the International and local chapter boards to ensure that the operation of ISSA is efficient, timely, and that quality services are provided to our chapters and members. In order to accomplish this goal my approach will be to:
Leverage my experience in vendor management to work with the Association's management company to ensure quality service is delivered;
Work closely with the management company to understand challenges that they face and work to identify and implement member friendly solutions;
Reach out to chapters and members to understand their needs; identify and implement opportunities for improvement;
Apply a continuous improvement approach to ensure high quality service to the membership of our Association;
Work with fellow board members to operationally support their "value added” initiatives;
Implement "easily to use" services obtained from International for our members;
Always keep my "virtual door" open to all members for direct feedback regarding the services provided by the Association and;
- Ensure that ISSA remains a highly regarded organization that we are all proud to be members of and others will want to join.