Barbara Hiemstra, ModeratorPrivacy Engineer, IT Security and Compliance, Steelcase Inc.
Barbara leads the Global Security Awareness/Phishing program to reduce risk and improve the cybersecurity culture at Steelcase. This includes creating content for employee awareness articles, training classes, and conducting multi-language phishing simulation and reporting.
Prior to joining Steelcase, Barb was the Information Security-Governance Manager at Perrigo; the Information Security Director and the Deputy Director for IT at Kent County, Michigan; and Tech Director for Grandville Public Schools. She co-founded the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium (WMCSC). She served on the Board and worked part-time for Cybercrime Support Network (CSN), whose goal is to bring a voice to and serve the victims of cybercrime.
Barb holds a BA degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University, Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GLSC) and the GIAC Critical Controls Certificate (GCCC), GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG), and ITIL2 Foundations and Change Management certifications.
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