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Stefanie Lawless

Security Administrator
Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC

Stefanie Lawless is the Security Administrator at MBAF, a nationally recognized public accounting firm. Stefanie brings MBAF over a decade of experience in Information Technology and Information Security. She is responsible for the overall information security including; regulatory compliance and governance, business continuity, threat vulnerability assessments, incident management, security awareness, policies/standards/procedures development and deployment, and prevention and protection against attacks. Stefanie is also charged with guiding and expanding security methodologies across MBAF.

Prior to becoming the Security Administrator at MBAF, Stefanie was a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army, where she assessed and implemented information assurance and computer network defense measures, ensured compliance with operational, administrative, and physical security requirements for classified material, developed policy recommendations, and provided technical guidance and advice to commanders and staff on the management and operation of information systems and services.

Stefanie holds a Master's in Information Technology Management as well as a Bachelor's in Computer Science. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity. Her professional certifications include Certified Information Systems and Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), and Microsoft Certified Systems Expert (MCSE).