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Annie Pope
Annie Pope

Annie Pope

Las Vegas, NV USA

"You have to show people who you are and what you want—keep standing up for yourself."

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Day In The Life

Information Assurance Specialist

I help people understand how important information security is and help them implement new security measures.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    When she was young, she was always the student that helped her teachers set up their audio/visual technology.

  • 2.

    Her brother was always tinkering with his computer and taking it apart, and he’d give her the spare parts.

  • 3.

    One day, her brother sent a pop-up message from his computer to her computer; she was fascinated with this new mode of communication.

  • 4.

    She always knew that she wanted to be in the field of computer science because she wanted to teach the world more about the technology we use daily.

  • 5.

    She got into the security side of technology for similar reasons—she wanted to help people understand how important security is, and to help them implement new security measures.

  • 6.

    In college, she got an internship with her school’s information technology department.

  • 7.

    She initially entered college as a computer engineer, but she found out very quickly that she didn’t like it and switched over to information assurance.

  • 8.

    Says that despite her brother being her initial role model, breaking into the male-dominated world of computer science since then has been hard.