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Joy BelandVP, Partner Strategy and Cyber EducationSummit 7

Beland serves as the vice president of partner strategy and cybersecurity education at security and compliance company Summit 7, leveraging her knowledge of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) ecosystem, cybersecurity training acumen and partnerships through her 29-year career in IT and cybersecurity.

She previously was senior cybersecurity consultant and instructor at Edwards Performance Solutions, actively participating in CMMC cybersecurity-readiness assessments while overseeing the curriculum development and live-instructor training for the Cyber-AB approved CCP and CCA certification courses. She also served as CEO of her own MSP practice in greater Los Angeles for 21 years.

Beland holds CMMC CCP, CCA and provisional instructor certifications, the CISM certification from ISACA, the SSAP certification from SANS, and Carnegie Mellon SEI certificates for Insider Threat Program Manager as well as Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor. She is studying for CISA certification from ISACA. Her personal mission is to protect organizations from cybercrime, whether caused by external or internal threat actors.