Lunch & Learn: Challenges in Managing a Complex Enterprise Security Project

21 Oct 2022 - 12:00pm
Challenges in Managing a Complex Enterprise Security Project
PDU Category: 
Ways of Working (previously known as "Technical")


Aileen Jones

Aileen is an experienced and PMP-certified Project Manager and Cybersecurity Specialist, with multiple security and audit certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), ISSMP, CISA, CISM, and CRISC. Aileen spent over 25 years in the private sector managing project teams and leading complex global and domestic security, compliance, and IT projects for IBM, JP Morgan and CDI. She also supported customers in the pharmaceutical small and medium business, telecommunications, financial services, biotech, healthcare and government sectors. In addition, Aileen managed IT Audits and led audit teams for IBM and its customers both domestically and internationally for almost 4 years. Aileen's educational background includes 3 master's degrees in National Security and Public Safety/Information Protection and Security, Computer Science, and Telecommunications, plus a bachelor's degree in Math.

Aileen has worked as a Security Engineer and IT specialist in IRS Cybersecurity since 2011. She has a strong background with experience in Application and Network Security, Data Analytics, Security Engineering, testing, analysis and deployment of Security Tools, Compliance Assessments, Development and Testing, Data Privacy, Risk Management, Cloud Security (Amazon Web Services and Azure), Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM), Cloud Application Security Brokers (CASB), Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP, Policy Development and Information Assurance, and Modernization projects.

Aileen is currently leading a small team which has deployed and is testing, analyzing and deploying a tool which runs in SPLUNK to help the IRS identify and assess their compliance level to OMB M-21-31 Audit Logging mandate. This mandate requires government agencies to ensure that logs from applications, platforms, middleware and network components and tools are obtained and merged into a SIEM (Security Incident Event Management) tool. Compiling this data allows agencies and organizations to identify malicious activity, insider threats, and network activities in a single repository. Merging of the data into a real time tool such as SPLUNK also allows the agency to detect and respond to vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and threats faster. It also can reduce the amount of time to respond to audit requests.

Aileen enjoys volunteering for the organizations supporting her certifications. She has assisted PMI, ISC2 and ISACA with development and review of questions and content for the associated certification exams. She organized and mentored candidates at IBM to help them achieve their PMI/PMP certifications and reviewed packages supporting their work experience to gain their PM certifications at IBM.

Event Location: 

Virtual Meeting (Zoom)

Free for PMI Westchester Chapter members
$10 for non-members

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