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Meet Almaz Tekle

Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Almaz is a Principal in Deloitte’s Federal Security and Privacy Services group. She has more than 22 years of experience serving Federal clients in civilian and defense agencies supporting information risk management and privacy projects. In her current role, she leads cross federal solution development and project support for security program management, risk and compliance management, cyber security architecture development, and continuous monitoring.

Summary of Selected Relevant Work Experience

  • Project management and oversight of Certification and Accreditation (C&A) and ISSO support to DHS including security planning, risk assessment, e-authentication determinations, contingency planning, privacy impact assessments and security test and evaluations
  • Stood up the FDIC’s risk management program including, security governance, C&A, quarterly and annual FISMA reporting, network, application and database level continuous monitoring, security operations, IV&V, privacy, and incident response
  • Lead Principal for the Department of State cyber security segment architecture development of the as-is and target security architectures, definition of enterprise security services, the target implementation blue print and transition roadmap
  • Oversight responsibility for the cyber data strategy, information assurance program support and C&A support for Navy NETWARCOM
  • Oversight responsibility for information assurance and risk management tasks for the Army DHIMS project including IA program management, policy and procedure development, and security engineering support
  • Program manager for a multi-year, multi-phase information security risk assessment project for over 300 sites for the State of Georgia Department of Human Services
  • Information Security Lead for the security, privacy and assurance requirements for OPM’s government-wide human resources data network (HRDN) system based on the Common Criteria (ISO standard 15408–Evaluation Criteria for IT Security)

Education and Professional Certifications

  • BS Computer Science, University of DC
  • MS Technical Management, Johns Hopkins University
  • Certificate, Executive Training, Yale University School of Management
  • CISSP, Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CISA, Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • CIPP, Certified Information Privacy Professional
  • CISM, Certified Information Security Manager

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