Andrea received her initiation into the information security community when her hard work and dedication earned her the role of Assistant Venue Manager/Supervisor at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. This position exposed her to the information security field and ignited a passion that has made Andrea, arguably, one of the leading women in her profession. She has not only served as an advisor to the Pentagon, but in 1991 Andrea received the Security Education Manager’s Award, presented to her by a representative from the Pentagon, acknowledging her work in applying Continuous Process Improvements to the implementation of information security resulting in cost savings for both industry and Government. She has been involved in numerous committees in Washington, D.C., to establish national and international information security policies. She has assisted companies in establishing policies and procedures that comply with international privacy laws such as the European Union Privacy Directive, the Data Protection Act of 1998, and the Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens (WBP) Dutch Personal Data Protection Act of 2000, as well as U.S. privacy regulations such as the Gramm Leach Bliley Act 1999(GLBA), a.k.a. the Financial Modernization Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1996 (HIPAA), PCI, as well as internationally accepted standards such as ISO17799/27001 & 27002.