Looking at cybersecurity as a career path can be intimidating, but many working in this field didn't start out with intentions to work in cybersecurity.
Tara Schaufler is the Information Security Awareness and Training Program Manager at Princeton University. Tara has worked at Princeton University for 17 years, spending the last ten focusing on training and technical communications, and over the past five years has built a robust security awareness and training program from the ground up. She is a member of the Educause Higher Education Information Security Council Awareness and Training Community Group and a frequent speaker at Educause events. Tara is CompTIA Security+ certified and is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC). She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the social sciences from Thomas Edison State University and a Master of Administrative Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
A skeptic overcomes uncertainty and anxiety, adopts a password manager, and becomes a champion of the technology.
Princeton University's information security office attended the 2017 Security Professionals Conference in Denver and created a memorable bonding experience as a team.