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Eliza Popa

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Current Employer: Cyberstrat IT Consulting, Owner/Managing Director
City: Abu Dhabi
Province / State / Region: Abu Zaby
Country: United Arab Emirates

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Profile Summary

I am a Diplomat Economist with a Master's in Business Management (Romanian-American University), a Bachelor Degree in Domestic and International Finance-Banking Relations (Romanian-American University) and a Diploma in Management (The Open University, UK). I have been working with critical information infrastructure organizations for over 30, out of which 14 years in IT digital transformation projects and operations, and over 9 years in information security. Throughout my career I contributed to the success of projects with budgets ranging from $200K to $3.5M. Despite my busy schedule, in 2016 I began training and mentoring junior information security professionals through online international study groups and many members had successfully passed the examination and obtained security certifications such as CISA, CRISC, CISSP, and CISM. As of 2019, I am the founder and managing director of Cyberstrat IT Consulting in Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.), an advisory firm dedicated to helping clients implement and maintain compliance with regulations and standards in information security, risk management, and data privacy. As of 2019, I am an (ISC)2 Official Training Instructor for CISSP, a PECB Certified Trainer and I also deliver custom exam preparation for CRISC and CISM by ISACA. My PECB credentials are: ISO 27001 Senior Lead Implementer, ISO 27001 Senior Lead Auditor, ISO 27002 Senior Lead Manager, ISO 27005 Senior Lead Risk Manager, ISO 27032 Senior Lead Cybersecurity Manager, Lead Cloud Security Manager, ISO 37301 Senior Lead Implementer, ISO 31000 Senior Lead Risk Manager. Among other credentials that I hold are CISA, CDPSE, CCSK v4, ITIL v3, and Oracle SQL DBA. Since June 2022 I am also a CSA Authorized Trainer for CCSK v4 Foundation and Plus courses. Read more about my experience, accomplishments and training testimonials here,, Looking forward to enhance the knowledge and skills of everyone attending my courses.