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About the Speaker
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    Kristen Ellis
    Sr. Director, Cybersecurity, Clinical Reference Laboratory, Inc.

    Kristen Ellis is the Security Officer for Clinical Reference Laboratory, Inc. in Lenexa, KS. She obtained her Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation in 2012 and has over 23 years of Information Technology experience, twelve years focused in security. Mrs. Ellis has been instrumental in the development of the security program for 3 companies in the finance and medical industries, with focus on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls.
    Mrs. Ellis maintains memberships with InfraGard, ISC2, ISSA, ISACA and PMI; additionally she holds a top-secret security clearance. Prior to joining Clinical Reference Laboratory, Inc., Mrs. Ellis achieved multiple Department of Defense DIACAP Authorizations to Operate (ATO) for TMA, MHS/JTF, Air Force, Army, and Navy for a pharmaceutical automation company. She’s managed projects worth $90,000,000 in revenue retention and $6,800,000 in new revenue and consulted on many distressed projects to guide them toward successful completion.