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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Program Manager and Assessment Lead
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Solutions By Design II
Websitehttp://www.sbd.com
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America

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Ms. Dillon has been recognized for excellence service by her client's CISO, Deputy CIO and System's Engineer Division Chief. The recognition was directly related to her efforts to improve the cybersecurity posture across the enterprise.

Ms. Dillon has actively contributed to a 33% improvement in her client's systems FISMA compliance; including a key role in renewals of ATO’s for 3 data centers and multiple applications, and developing and remediating POAMs on behalf of system owners.

Ms. Dillon is leader in security assessments applying and Agile approach to aligns assessments with agency priorities to minimize the risk and impact to the agency. Furthermore, Ms. Dillon is a leader in security assessments for cloud base applications and is currently defining assessment methods that will improve the security posture for her clients that are using a multi-cloud approach.

Brief Overview

Ms. Dillon is a talented multi-certified leader recognized for tenacious problem solving, recovering troubled efforts, and developing and motivating diverse highly functioning project teams to successfully deliver projects on schedule and within budget. She has extensive experience executing and managing security control assessments, and vulnerability management and complex, mission critical IT engineering. In additional to numerous technical certification, Ms. Dillon has a CISSP and over 20 years of cybersecurity management experience.

Ms. Dillon has managed the execution of all Security Control Assessments (SCA), POA&M creation/closure validation, security authorization artifact review, and continuous website and vulnerability scanning for her client’s 45 IT systems. This includes the management and serving as highest escalation point for all security control assessments. Ms. Dillon has participated in special teams designed to tackle secure configurations, vulnerability remediation and enterprise governance. She also was the lead for the resolution efforts of over 3000 expired controls.

Ms. Dillon is proficient at numerous security tools and quickly adapts to new tools and technologies. This in combination with her deep knowledge of FISMA and NIST guidance is why she continues to be a leader in the cybersecurity field.