Information Asset Management and Security
According to the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), SAM is defined as “…all of the infrastructure and processes necessary for the effective management, control and protection of the software assets…throughout all stages of their lifecycle.” Fundamentally intended to be part of an organization’s information technology business strategy, the goals of SAM are to reduce information technology (IT) costs and limit business and legal risk related to the ownership and use of software, while maximizing IT responsiveness and end-user productivity.
Fields of Study
Computer Science Engineering
Bachelors of Science (BS)
What inspired you to enter your profession?
It is very simple: I loved math. I loved puzzles. I loved logic. I knew engineering was the right path for me… but which kind of engineering would I choose? I started exploring each of the engineering fields one by one and decided on Computer Science. There is a lot of logic and math involved in programming and then, the satisfaction of completing a program that does something useful at the end… as soon as I got a taste, I knew that is what I wanted to do!
There are advantages and disadvantages to getting into a great and competitive school. Once you excel in your area, you are selected to embark in a great adventure where everyone else you meet and work with (and sometimes compete against), are also coming from a background where they excel in their own way. Most of the time, this is incredibly rewarding and educational.
But sometimes, it is hard to keep up. In college, being a woman and a minority in the field of engineering, I definitely struggled in keeping up with some of the kids that had a lot more resources and opportunities available to them growing up. However, I quickly realized that if you look for them, resources and opportunities are all around us and available. The colleges and universities have a good number of programs, mentors and free resources that anyone can take advantage of. You just have to look for them and be willing to make a commitment. And of course… it always helps to give back once you are in a position to do so!
We build software for US Government Clients. I would say Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and data sharing are the most innovative and interesting technologies within our field.
How do you give back to your community?
Our company puts together several community events a year and I’m always involved in those. In addition, I was drawn to the ideas behind the Patrick Spann Foundation and everything that my dear friend represented.
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