Interview with Michelle McGhee

In November 2015 and as part of the NCI’s IWICS, Dr. Jane LeClair hosted Michelle McGhee. Currently the Senior Network Security Specialist at Sprint United Telecommunications, Michelle’s primary focus is assessing the data security of projects, applications, and vendor contracts. Concentrated focus areas include social media, privacy, and mobile security.

Michelle started her IT career in 1997 working for the Veteran’s Administration as a Network administrator. She began working for Sprint in 2001 as a network architect and then in 2010 joined the Sprint Corporate Security team as a Network Security Specialist. Through the years she worked for various divisions of Sprint in multiple roles obtaining a wide breath of telecommunication, business and architecture experience. Michelle has received numerous awards while at Sprint. Two more prominent award examples include a U.S. Patent that was awarded for Payroll Time Measurement and Reporting, as well as the Sprint Circle of Excellence Leadership Award in 2008, that was a very prestigious award as it was given to the top 100 leaders within Sprint.

Along with her Master’s in Business degree from Baker University, Michelle has obtained various technical certifications over the years such as Citrix and Microsoft, with current certifications including ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP).