29Jennifer Havermann

“Do the hard work to document your enterprise and identify your information “crown jewels.” ”

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Twitter: @Cyberjenny

Jennifer Havermann is a Deloitte client relationship executive located in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. She leads client relationships, strategy, and business development for Deloitte Central Maryland, including the intelligence community and Department of Defense clients within the community. Jennifer has more than 30 years’ experience in both industry and government as a practitioner and leader in many cyber disciplines. She holds a BS degree in information assurance, a network engineering certificate, and technical certifications including the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She is an active volunteer in both the industry and community for STEM and cyber.

If there is one myth that you could debunk in cybersecurity, what would it be?

That you can just go get a degree or certification in cybersecurity and get a job right away because there are all of these unfilled jobs. Cybersecurity was a follow-on career/specialty for those who had other systems backgrounds—whether in system or network administration, programming, systems engineering, or other technical roles—that provided the necessary foundations to build cyber knowledge upon.

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