About the Author
Mary Dziorny, PhD
Mary Dziorny is a Senior Cybersecurity Consultant with over 9 years of experience in the cybersecurity field and over 20 years of experience in the education and training field. She has designed, developed, and implemented many training programs over the course of her career, including two comprehensive enterprise wide security awareness programs. Mary began her career in IT and technical training at Ericsson, Inc. and Richland Computer Training Institute. From there, she moved to The University of Texas at Dallas where she served as the University’s Educational Technology Coordinator for 5 years before moving into the Information Security Office. There she created the University’s first security awareness program, comprised of 11 security awareness classes in two certificate programs in addition to numerous outreach activities aimed at students, faculty, and staff. Six years later, she left the University to create the first comprehensive security awareness program for Southwest Airlines, encompassing 67,000 employees in all job roles across 100 locations in 7 countries.