At IGI, we believe that the best cybersecurity tool ever invented is the human mind.
Our tagline "The Cybersecurity People" is meant to bring the focus to the talented team of cybersecurity professionals that work behind the scenes to solve problems and build solutions for our clients.
The right talent and expertise helps bridge the gaps left by a products-only approach or a strategy-only consultant. It’s our people, helping your people, to protect your business from bad people.
In this series, you'll get to meet the team of CISOs, analysts, consultants, and cybersecurity leaders that make up the IGI Cybersecurity team.
Meet The Cybersecurity People™ at IGI:
Name: Freda Briggman
Role: Cybersecurity Project Manager
Q: How did you come to find cybersecurity as a career?
A: I’ve worked in IT for over 15 years. Within the last few years, I was interested in transitioning into Cybersecurity because I wanted to be a part of a team that helped others secure their data, systems, etc. When the opportunity presented itself, I took it.
Q: What’s your favorite part about working in cybersecurity?
A: My favorite part of working in cybersecurity is that the field is not mundane. There is always something to learn to stay abreast of what is happening, what is changing, what is the next best thing in the field because there are hackers at work every day in every time zone across the world.
Q: What has been your craziest experience working in cybersecurity?
A: I don’t have an experience that stands out. I just think it is crazy that we live in a world where hackers can hold our data, networks, or businesses for ransom and/or steal our identities.
Q: When you’re not helping our clients protect their networks and data, how do you spend your time?
A: I love spending time with my family and friends. I’m a creative person; so, I also spend time writing or dancing.
Q: IGI has team members across the country, where do you live and why do you love it there?
A: I live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. I love this area because of the culture and its proximity to other metropolitan areas.
Q: We’re all spending a lot more time at home. What’s your favorite thing you are reading or watching right now?
A: Right now, I’m reading books about aromatherapy and watching videos about script writing.
Q: Cats or dogs?
A: Neither. Just give me a view of the ocean and a notebook so I can write.
Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
A: I would choose telekinesis, so that I could use it to help others.
See the full interview with Freda below: