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Liz Bridges

Cybersecurity Professional

Work experience


Jul 2014Sep 2015

Senior Security Controls Assessor

Conduct comprehensive assessments of the management, operational, and technical security controls employed within systems to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls utilizing NIST 800-53A and ICD 503 guidance supporting the Risk Management Framework. Manage over 50 systems within Xacta. Develop assessments of the severity of weaknesses or deficiencies discovered and recommend corrective actions to address identified vulnerabilities. Provide certification recommendation to authorizing official for information system authorization decisions. Assist in development of Risk Management Framework implementation strategy, Enterprise Inheritance Mapping, and providing advice leadership and other assessors in support of effective security control assessments.


Nov 2013Jul 2014

Security Analyst

Conduct Certification & Accreditation(C&A) process for Operational, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation(RDT&E), and Platform Information Technology(PIT) information systems within the United States Air Force Academy network utilizing eMASS. Utilize vulnerability scanning tools to assess security of networked computers.


May 2012Nov 2013

Information Assurance Technical Lead

Leads and/or works with a team of IA analysts, product line engineers and government representatives supporting system security posture sustainment of the Ground Based Electro Optical Deep Space Surveillance System(GEODSS), Air Force Space Surveillance System (AFSSS), and Eglin Radar. Manages and ensures packages are updated to maintain certification and accreditation in accordance with Defense Information Assurance Certification Process(DIACAP). Responsible for providing IA controls analysis, risk assessments, and system requirements for milestones within the system development life cycle.


Liberty University

Aug 2012Mar 2016

B.S. Interdiciplinary Studies

Computer Science/Business Core Competencies




Computer Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

Globally recognized standard in information security.

EC Council


Certified Ethical Hacker

Qualified to assess the security of information systems

EC Council


Certified Security Analyst

Qualified to assess the security of information systems