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Tijan Drammeh

Tijan Drammeh works for the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA), the second largest transit authority in the U.S. as an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). In his current role he leads the group that works to ensure that the authority complies with various industry and government regulations as well as its own security policies - PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, critical infrastructure protection regulations etc. In addition, his team reviews all IT infrastructure architecture proposals from a risk perspective and act as the last gate before any approval is granted for implementation. Prior to WMATA, he designed, architected and maintained fairly complex IT infrastructures for both private and public sector organizations (MCI, Verizon, UMUC), running mostly large UNIX and Linux operating systems. He received an MBA from University of Maryland University College, his master of science degree in electrical engineering from George Washington University, and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Lagos University in Nigeria. His areas of professional interest include cyber security policy implementation, critical infrastructure protection (SCADA), business continuity, risk management, compliance and audits, vulnerability management and project management. He holds several industry certifications: CISSP, CISA, CEH, CBCP, CSSA and PMP.