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About the Speaker
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    Frank Downs
    Director, Cyber Information Security Practices at ISACA and DoD Instructor

    Downs, an 11-year cybersecurity specialist, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Maryland, after which he promptly joined the US Department of Defense as a subject matter expert, working with computer networks on a daily basis. Realizing that English and cybersecurity were two very different concepts, Frank proceeded to obtain a master’s degree in cybersecurity from UMBC, after a pit stop at Johns Hopkins to obtain a master’s degree in Government. Eventually, he decided to ease the learning process for individuals transitioning from non-technical backgrounds into cybersecurity by becoming a full-time Intelligence and Operations Consultant for multiple federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies. He is now Senior Manager, Cyber Information Security Practices at ISACA, sharing the good news about ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) platform.