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Cyber Awareness Month Cyber Snapshot: Angela Hill

Hometown: Lapeer, MI

Current Position: Security Practice Manager

On why cybersecurity is important to her:

As someone who spent nearly a decade protecting U.S. interests abroad and along our borders with intelligence operations, I developed a passion for helping Americans understand why they are targets from our national adversaries. Our data and relationships are targets, I hope to build that gap on educating civilians on the motives behind threat actors.

On why she loves technology:

At heart, I am an artist, and from the STEAM model, I believe my love of technology is from the Art aspect. I love the design aspect of building collaborative environments leveraging the latest technology. Additionally, I believe technology can be the conduit for creating a shared consciousness and breaking down silos to increase collaboration and teamwork. My work in the intelligence field gave me this vantage point.

On what she would recommend to others considering following her career path:

Find your passions, allow for continuous learning, always educate, and provide mentorship.

On how the intelligence community has helped her achieve her career goals:

My Navy and Intelligence contractor career gave me the platform to understand the value of protecting IT environments.

Her future goals:

  • Co-Author a book for children on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math)
  • Bring mindfulness to the workplace
  • Help Veterans transition to civilian life

Her favorite quote:

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible. it’s yours.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Read Angela’s newest article in our latest magazine, Preventing a Cyberattack: A Guide to Cyber Readiness. Download it now.

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Wes O'Donnell

Wes O’Donnell is an Army and Air Force veteran and writer covering military and tech topics. As a sought-after professional speaker, Wes has presented at U.S. Air Force Academy, Fortune 500 companies, and TEDx, covering trending topics from data visualization to leadership and veterans’ advocacy. As a filmmaker, he directed the award-winning short film, “Memorial Day.”

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