Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Diane Barrett

Dr. Diane Barrett holds a PhD in business administration with an information security specialization from Northcentral University. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Digital Forensic Certified Practitioner holding many additional industry certifications including, ISSMP, NSA IAM/IEM, Paraben Certified Mobile Examiner, and many CompTIA certifications. Dr. Barrett has an extensive background and has been involved in the IT industry for over 20 years, spending 7 years in software development before becoming involved in security and forensics. She is the President of NextGard technology, LLC and has done contract forensic and security assessment work for numerous years and held positions such as manager of research and training for Kroll’s cyber division and forensic training director for Paraben Corporation. Dr. Barrett is the conference co-chair for the Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law as well as the President of the Digital Forensics Certification Board. Diane has been involved in collegiate-level forensic education through the development of curriculum and teaching at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, American Military University, and the University of Advancing Technology. She has been a volunteer for ISC2 since 2007 in the areas of item writing and review for the CISSP and ISSMP exams. She has co-authored several security and computer forensics books including Security + Exam Cram, Virtualization and Forensics, and Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics: Applications for Investigation Processes.
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