About the Speaker
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    Dr. Cheryl Cooper, CISSP
    WiCys Kansas City Metroplex, President

    Dr. Cooper holds a doctorate in Computer Science. She holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Business Administration. She has earned several security certifications; Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Security Auditor (CISSA), and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE). Dr. Cooper is employed with T-Mobile Corporation as a Security Risk Manager. She has 20 years of telecommunications and Cyber security experience. She is also an adjunct professor teaching course curriculum under Cyber Security degree programs with the University of Wisconsin and University of New York. She sits on multiple cybersecurity boards and is an advocate for equal opportunity for women and minorities in STEM careers. She is passionate about helping others and has demonstrated this through her community works, as well as being the recipient of multiple awards for being a champion and a bridge builder.