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Marilyn K. Sousa, CISA, CISM, CDPSE Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Information Systems Auditing

Marilyn Sousa lends years of expertise to her work with Upgrade/Uplift, Inc.

While her career has been filled with highlights, she takes the most pride in her cumulative experiences in the Air Force, NASA, the Department of Defense, and various oil and gas companies.

    MONUMENT, CO, March 25, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marilyn Sousa has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A seasoned information systems auditor and information security manager with years of expertise in regulatory compliance, internal auditing, and information technology security compliance, Ms. Sousa excels as a senior governance, risk management, and compliance analyst for Upgrade/Uplift, Inc. In this capacity, she ensures regulatory compliance and manages regular SOC and PCI DSS audits, oversees risk analysis and management of internal processes, and leads compliance and audit teams. Additionally, Ms. Sousa is one of the founding members of GoGuard, through which she and a select group of NASA engineers developed an automated monitoring and control system to ensure security compliance through a product's development life cycle.

Previously, Ms. Sousa gained valuable expertise in similar roles with Phoenix, Deltek, and as a consultant for information technology consulting specializing in security and compliance. Throughout her career, she has done contract work for Hewlett Packard, Charles Schwab, and more. Likewise, she has developed considerable expertise in NIST, FISMA, PCI DSS, SOC2, SCADA, HIPAA, and DIACAP regulatory requirements. Dedicated to her country, she also served her country as a member of the U.S. Air Force, through which she served for 14 years.

An expert in her field, Ms. Sousa earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in electronic systems technology from the Community College of the Air Force in 1990 and an Associate of Arts from the University of Maryland two years later. Subsequently, she became a certified information systems auditor, a certified data privacy solutions engineer, and a certified information security manager. Similarly, she received a cybersecurity nexus certification. To remain abreast of ongoing industry changes, Ms. Sousa aligns herself with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

For her outstanding achievements, Ms. Sousa was named to Marquis Who's Who of Professional Women. While her career has been filled with highlights, she takes the most pride in her cumulative experiences in the Air Force, NASA, the Department of Defense, and various oil and gas companies. Though hard work and dedication have brought her far in her career, she credits her success to her steadfast work ethic, which was instilled in her by her parents while growing up on a farm. In the coming years, Ms. Sousa intends to retire.

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