About Krista Theodore


Krista Theodore is an IT Security Engineer for the University of Miami’s Information Security Office. As an IT Security Engineer, she is responsible for developing security strategies and consulting on best practices to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of university data. Her specific areas of expertise are cybersecurity awareness and education, regulatory compliance, and risk management. She holds several security certifications such as Certified Security Compliance Specialist and Payment Card Industry Professional.


Krista received concurrent Bachelor of Science degrees from The Pennsylvania State University in Information Sciences and Technology: Integration and Application, and Security and Risk Analysis: Information and Cyber Security. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics at Florida International University.


In addition, Krista serves as board member for ITWomen and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Project Semicolon, and the Digital Immigrants Project.