As a Cybersecurity Analyst for SecureStrux, Deeanna provides Assessment and Authorization (A&A) for Clients within the Department of Defense (DoD), currently supporting Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and their Clients. Her experience includes information assurance, configuration management (CM), technical writing and editing, and developing A&A documentation according to NIST and DoD guidelines. Deeanna conducts continuous monitoring A&A of new and existing applications, following DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) guidelines and procedures. She implements these processes and procedures using Vulnerability Management System (VMS), Continuous Monitoring Risk Scoring (CMRS) and other DoD cyber tools, supporting the entire risk management lifecycle from document preparation and initial A&A, through annual reporting, Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) tracking, and re-certification.
Deeanna graduated from Capella University with a Master’s degree in IT, specializing in Information Assurance (IA). She has over 20 year background in security and analysis, having retired as an Intelligence Specialist from the US Navy. She was well known throughout her Naval career as a by-the-book security professional and improved the security posture at nearly all of her duty stations. Deeanna also worked for BAE Systems as a CM Analyst with a software development team. Amongst her many responsibilities, she organized configuration control board (CCB) meetings and edited CM controlled software documentation. Her responsibilities and background in the Navy and at BAE Systems put her on the path to her second career as a Cybersecurity Analyst.
Deeanna has a Security + certification from CompTIA and is currently pursuing the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She has earned an M.S. in IT, specializing in IA, from Capella University, a B.S. in IT from Columbia Southern University, and a B.S. in Business Administration in Management from American Intercontinental University.