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New IT Professionals Panel 2021

February 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

ISACA Greater Washington DC Chapter

The ISACA GWDC is proud to host our next IT Professionals Panel 2021 on February 10th. Are you preparing for or switching your career to IT? Come join us for a New IT Professionals Panel 2021, where you'll hear from IT Professionals in different stages of their careers. The IT Professionals Panel 2021 is our first New Professionals panel of the year. Come with questions and ask our panel to help ease your transition.

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Who Should Attend

  • New IT professionals
  • New-to-IT professionals
  • Recent graduates
  • College juniors and seniors
  • IT recruiters


1830: Introduction

1845: Q&A

1945: Open Questions

1955: Closing


One Hour Panel on Advice for New IT Professionals

Luo Beidi Moderator at our New IT Professionals 2021 event

Beidi Luo (Moderator)

Risk Analyst, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)


Beidi Luo is an Operational Risk Analyst focused on IT and Informational Security at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Beidi focuses on providing subject matter analyses on current and emerging risks and regulatory standards related to information technology and information security. Prior to joining the FHFA, Beidi worked as a Senior Technology Risk Consultant at Ernst & Young (EY). Beidi is CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certified.

lindsey thaker

Lindsey Thaker (Panelist)

Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young, LLP

Lindsey Thaker is a Senior in the Business Consulting practice of Ernst & Young LLP. During her time with the firm, Lindsey has acquired experience in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing, Financial Audit IT Integration, and SOC1 Reporting.

Clay Brothers panelist at our IT Professionals Panel 2021

Clay Brothers (Panelist)

Principal Consultant, The Crypsis Group


Clay Brothers is a Principal Consultant, Cyber Risk & Resilience Management at The Crypsis Group, a Palo Alto Networks Company. Clay focuses most of his time supporting Cybersecurity Framework Assessments (ex. NIST CSF, CIS, ISO 27001), Incident Response Tabletop Exercises, Security Operations Center ("SOC") Development and Maturation, Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence Assessments and acting as a Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO). Prior to joining Crypsis in 2020, Clay worked for six years as a Technology Risk Consultant at Ernst & Young ("EY"). Clay is CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certified.

Adnan Sijercic speaker at the New Professionals Panel 2021

Adnan Sijercic (Panelist)

Adi Global Networks

Adnan Sijercic has over 15 years of experience in IT and Cyber Security. Working for international, commercial, and federal space. Bachelors from CU in Boulder and Masters from GMU. Some of the success stories include building up a cybersecurity program for an international bank, being a technical insider threat lead for Capital One, and always finding time to enjoy life. Adnan is on the ISACA GWDC board as Director of Outreach & Professional Development.


Earn up to 1.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits by self-reporting attendance.

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February 10, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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