As a teenager, SecureStrux Program Manager, Alicia Brown worked for the Mayor of Maryland and was introduced to satellites that allowed the government to zoom in on any particular location in the city. “I thought it was amazing,” she says, reflecting back on that time in her life.
Alicia’s favorite part of working as a Program Manager for SecureStrux is solving the difficult problems that present themselves as well as trying to figure out what decisions to make in those tough situations that arise throughout the work week. According to her, the opportunity to work with US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) and to provide them with the confidence in knowing that their systems are secure is one of her career highlights.
Alicia believes that cybersecurity is important as a shared responsibility. “With the explosion of technology, social media, and the ability for one small device to expose the livelihood of someone creates a huge privacy concern” she says. “Unless we collectively work together to secure and build secure devices, it could jeopardize the privacy and security for so many.”
When asked about identifying critical gaps in the cyber industry, Alicia feels that the most critical gap is defining an organization’s cyber terrain. “It is important that cyber training, incident response, and contingency planning are a part of organizations that house personal identifiable information (PII), personal health information (PHI), and other confidential data,” she says. Alicia also feels that training should be unilateral in order to avoid and reduce vulnerabilities and privacy leaks.
As a woman in the cyber industry, Alicia has personally received a lot of support and thinks women can bring a unique perspective to the field. Alicia has an action nonprofit called the Junior Engineers of Baltimore which teaches young girls how to build robots and code on computers. As cyber and tech companies give more women the chance to succeed and grow their companies, cyber security is, in turn, rewarding women with knowledge and skills that will last a lifetime—and possibly even inspire young women to take the leap into the cyber industry as Alicia has done with her Junior Engineers!
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SecureStrux, LLC is a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Cybersecurity Firm that provides specialized services in the areas of compliance, vulnerability management, cybersecurity strategies, and engineering solutions. We offer a comprehensive range ofservices that provide clients with proven methods and common-sense approaches to secure their data, build trust with their clients, and remain compliant with DoD, Federal, and Commercial cyber governance.