Featured topic for our December meeting:

Featured topic for our December meeting:

We are excited to announce that Jaya Srinivasan, Security Business Enabling Manager for the State of Oregon, will share a presentation - "3 things a CISO wishes IT Help Desk professionals knew about Cybersecurity" at our next local chapter meeting on December 3rd. Register now!

Jaya will discuss how the IT Service Desk is at the core of digital transformation in today's interconnected world. Cybersecurity starts at the IT Service Desk, as it is the main interface between IT and the people who are using IT services. But often an effective, efficient service desk is an overlooked asset that supports the greater IT security infrastructure. With thoughtful process and training, each IT Service Desk can be a huge asset to an organization’s high-level cybersecurity strategy to ward off the cyber criminals and protect critical information.

Jaya Srinivasan is a seasoned technology professional with over 23 years of leadership and management experience in information technology and security. In both the public and private sector, she has progressively held various positions in the fields of application development, database administration, systems and networking, project management, business analysis, IT audit, and information security. She currently works as Security Business Enabling Manager for State of Oregon – Cyber Security Services where she manages a team of Business Information Security Officers. Prior to her current position, she was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Oregon Department of Revenue. Before moving to Information Technology, she was a cost accountant by profession and has obtained her bachelors, masters and management degrees in Business, accounting and finance. Jaya holds several IT and security certifications, including Oracle, Java, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, PMP, ITIL and more. Jaya is passionate about grooming emerging leaders and is a leadership coach for State of Oregon.