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 Associate Director of IT Risk and Awareness in Princeton University's Information Security Office. Tara has worked at Princeton for 19 years, spending the last 12 focusing on information technology, specifically in the areas of training and technical communications. Over the past seven years she has built a robust security awareness and training program. 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, as well as CRISC certified (Certification in Risk and Information Systems Control). She is also a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC). Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the social sciences and a Master of Administrative Science degree.
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.