Exclusive offer for the National Capital Chapter members - free passes for the 10th Annual DC Metro Cyber Security Summit on Thursday, July 20th.


Join us on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 for our monthly chapter meeting with a special guest speakers:


Understanding Cybersecurity Certifications
by Teresa Allison

There are a lot of cybersecurity certifications out there. So how do you figure out which ones to pursue to advance your career? During this presentation the speaker will explain how to target a specific cybersecurity role and identify the certifications that are best aligned to that career path. The presenter will also discuss the different cybersecurity certifying bodies, the types of cybersecurity certifications they offer, and how to understand demand for them within the industry. Attendees will also receive advice about how to prepare and study for cybersecurity certification exams.


Speaker Bio
teresa allison

Teresa Allison is a certified Information security professional who has worked in the field of information technology consulting for over 20 years. She is a Senior Policy, Risk, Governance, and Compliance Specialist at large IT consulting firm based in McLean, Virginia. Allison has served as a trusted advisor to CXOs and their staff by providing them with solutions for addressing their needs for managing and securing multi-billion-dollar IT investments. Teresa uses her skills as a policy analyst, information technologist, and manager to provide value to her clients.


She specializes in IT/Cybersecurity strategic planning, budgeting, performance management, portfolio management, governance, risk management, legal & regulatory compliance, project management, program management, process improvement, business operations transformation, strategic communications and stakeholder management. Her technical knowledge includes systems analysis & design, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Agile, Scrum, DevOps, SecDevOps, programming (C++, Java, JavaScript, SQL), web design & development, database design & development and cloud computing.


Teresa received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Xavier University. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy with a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management with a minor in Management of Information Systems. She is certified IT professional who currently holds the PMP, CISSP, CCSP, CAP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, CCSK, Security+, CSM, CPSO, ITIL, Lean Six Sigma and other certifications. 


Teresa Allison is currently the Vice President of Programs & Events for the Information System Security Association (ISSA) DC Chapter. She served as a volunteer for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu which encourages women to pursue careers in Cybersecurity. Allison coordinated higher education outreach programs for the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a member of the Higher Education Partnerships committee. She is a member of the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) GWDC Chapter and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Teresa Allison is the Past President of the Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College Alumni Association comprised of over 11,000 alumni from around the world.

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