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Community Manager

Introduce Yourself!

Hello everyone,


New to the community? Have a question? Or just want to tell us a little about yourself? Feel free to do so in this thread.

Jayda Shriver
Volunteer & Member Engagement Manager
193 Replies

Hello, all!


I achieved my CISSP in 2007 and just found this community.  I'm glad to be a part of it.


For the last 10 years or so, I've been focused on Security Awareness and Training efforts.  I truly believe the people in the organization are the best defense against threats.  It's up to us to teach them to recognize this affect and give them the tools to succeed.


I look forward to discussing security topics with you all.


Tom McMahon

Sr. Security Analyst - Lowe's


Viewer II

Hello All, I am Asha Latha. Hope you're well. New joiner for CISSP and I have opted for the self-paced online training. Is anyone interested in forming a study group? Hoping to take the exam by end of 2022.

Contributor I

Hello Everyone!

My name is Gus.  I am Senior Project Manager for a Worldwide Automation company.  I have been in IT for more than 20 years.  I started at the Cisco-TAC as a Network Engineer and growing professionally through the years as an IT Project Manager, then IT Transition & Transformation Project Manager until today that I am a Senior Project Manager.  I am also certified: Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.  Including CompTIA Network+, Project+, Security+ certified.  I recently took and passed my Cybersecurity Certification exam with ISC2.  I enjoy learning something new everyday and I love to do a lot of  mentorship.   In my free time I am a plane spotter.  Looking forward to learn a lot here and share knowledge with other community members.  Thank you for reading this Introduction message.  Nice to meet you all. 

Have a great day!

Best Regards,


Viewer II

Hi Everyone,


I'm Shawn and I obtained the SSCP in March of 2020 officially.  I am currently in the job market, I have not had an official security position in my career, however I've been involved in providing security related services to organizations for a couple of decades, through various efforts. 


If anyone has any suggestions on the training options available to members that may have been relevant to you in finding a job, please PM me.  



Viewer II

Hi everyone, 


I'm David and am new to cybersecurity. Just did and passed my CC exam the other day, looking to learn as much as I can and to get involved in the industry.


I am an adult learner looking to make a career switch from hospitality/entrepreneur to cybersecurity. What drew me to cybersecurity? I've always been working for myself, and lately, I felt the urge to do something meaningful with my life for society as a whole. With the rapid advancement and 'normalcy' of technology and the internet, I realized that cybercrime, as a whole, is going to affect more and more people. And it's not something that cannot be prevented (or made more difficult for threat actors). Specifically, I am concerned about the spread of misinformation, identity theft, potential loss of lives, and simply the inconveniences (and often expensive) of being a victim of cybercrime. Fun note, my business website has been defaced once and held for ransom twice - however, these are not the sparks that drew me here. By the way, I just shut down my website.


As a father watching his kids growing up in the era of the internet, I realized that there are just going to be more victims if we do not do anything about it. For a start, we can make cyber-education a required curriculum to help young kids identify phishing/scams.


In short, I just want to be involved in a meaningful undertaking and be able to contribute to making the internet a safe(r) place for everyone.


I am thankful to find ISC2 and I fully subscribe to the Code of Ethics Canons. Also grateful that ISC2 has made cybersecurity a more accessible profession for those looking to get involved.


Looking forward to learning, working and having a good time here!



David S.

Newcomer I

Hello there! I am Juan José Santos, currently I work as head of a Cyberintelligence department in a Spannish consultancy firm. I feel honoured to be accepted in this community. Many thanks.

Head of Cyber Intelligence

CISSP, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, ISO27001 Lead Auditor
Newcomer I

My name is Rajan Merwade. I have been working in IT industry from past 16 year's. Last year completed my CISSP certification. Looking forward to join industry people and join Mumbai chapter
Viewer II

Good day from Germany, 

My name is Dwayne. I have had my CISSP  for almost a year now. I actually was awarded the Certificate 5 days after my daughter was born. Now with my wife and I getting used to being parents I am now getting around to learning all of the ins and outs of the ISC2 community and resources. 


I hope everyones 2024 are going great. 



Viewer II

I am new to the IT field and Cybersecurity field as well.  I passed the CC certification and am currently working on other certifications. I am interested in Cybersecurity Engineering aspect at the moment.  I enjoy learning new things.


Hello everyone!

It's great to be a member of this great community and looking at posts from way back in 2017! My name is Christabel and I began my journey in cybersecurity with a CC in November, 2023. I really love Risk and Compliance and looking forward to a CGRC in the next few years.