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Wiam Younes


Information Security Training and Awareness Coordinator

Wiam Younes, Ph.D. is an Information Security Training and Awareness Coordinator at Carnegie Mellon University's Information Security Office.

In this role, she manages the training and awareness program by building and managing information security online courses (Security 101, HIPAA, FERPA, PCI), publishing awareness content, conducting workshops, holding training events and managing the Information Security web content. Wiam holds a PHD in Instructional Management and Leadership from Robert Morris University. Her research focus was on Cybersecurity education, staff development and instructional technology. Her dissertation was on "Cybersecurity Education (Training and Awareness) for K-12 Faculty and Staff in Allegheny County."

Prior to her current position, Wiam worked as an Educational Technology Specialist at the Information Network Institute on the assessment of distributed education courses and on cybersecurity educational game embedded assessment.   During that time, Wiam assumed the position of Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute (CERT & Q-CERT) where she was responsible for managing the Cybersecurity Awareness project for K-12 schools.  Wiam developed cybersecurity awareness content for the K-12 constituents (students, teachers, and parents) in the country of Qatar.  This content was then adopted by Pittsburgh Super Computing for K-12 constituents in the United States.

Since her graduation from Carnegie Mellon’s  H. John Heinz III College of Public Policy and Management MSETM program in 2000, Wiam has also worked as an Educational Technology Consultant, was a teaching assistant for Distance Education course at Heinz College, and co-founded the Pittsburgh Refugee Center and the Educational and Integration Program that provide services to refugees and immigrants in the larger Pittsburgh area. 

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