Position title: Team Lead - Security Testing and Cyber Defense, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Tomomi Imamura is the Team Lead for the Security Testing and Cyber Defense team in the Office of Cybersecurity at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her role focuses on implementation of frameworks and processes that proactively identify, assess and manage vulnerabilities through testing systems throughout the systems development life cycle and guiding development, system administration and engineering staff in implementing an appropriate set of IT risk mitigation controls. She came to the U.S. from Japan when she was in her 20’s to study computer information systems at a college in Madison WI. After her graduation, she proceeded to work as a developer at an insurance company in Madison. As her job duty shifted to work in the IT Security department as a developer and system administrator supporting Single Sign-on systems, she became motivated to learn about Information Security. She continued pursuing her security career at UW-Madison since 2009. Tomomi is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT) and Network Penetration Tester (GPEN). She is fluent in both Japanese and English. In her free time, she loves to cook Japanese food and enjoy hiking.