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Andrea Hoy

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
Chief Information Security Officer
Andrea recently joined SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union as their Chief Information Security Officer.  SchoolsFirst is the fifth largest credit union in the country, serving 500,000 members, with over $10B in assets.  Additionally, Andrea's leadership positions in information security and business continuity include companies such as Fluor, Rockwell International, Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Lifton, and a security consultant to companies such as Pacific Life, Genetech, Hamni Bank, and East West Bank.  She was the first Virtual CISO to help companies that could not afford a full time CISO, butr wanted the knowledge base, with the personalization and commitment to their company.

Andrea received her initiation into the information security community when her hard work and dedication earned her the role of Assistant Venue Manager/Supervisor at the 1984 Summer Olumpics in Los Angeles, California.  This position exposed her to the information security field and ignited a passion that has made Andrea, arguably, one of the leading women in her profession.  She has not only served as an advisor to the Pentagon, but in 1991 she received the Security Education Manager's Award, presented to her by a representative from the Pentagon, acknowledging her work in applying Continuous Process Improvements to the implementation of information security resulting in cost savings for both industry and Government.  

Internationally she has assisted companies to establish policies and procedures that comply with the European Union Privacy Directive, the Data Protection Act and the Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens (WBP) Dutch Personal Data Protection Act, 2000.

Andrea has served as a Presidential Advisor, elected Director and now Vice President to ISSA International.  ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure.  

She served on the Technical Advisory Board for RSA for 4 years, advised the International Board of Directors for PointSec/ProtectData of Sweden, as well as Board of Advisors for Encentuate, a global security identity management and provisioning company, leading to its successful acquisition by IBM in 2008.  She served on the Board of Advisors for the Association of Women in Technology (AWT) and would like to use some of the experiences she has to further ISSA International as the Infosecurity progessionals' association.

Andrea received a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.  Prior to that, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was entered into the honor society of Beta Gamma Sigma (the Phi Beta Kappa of the School of Business).