Lynn Híjar Hoffman is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Associate of (ISC)2 and has over 20 years of international business, information technology and diplomatic relations experience where she has held leadership roles in the business, government, non-profit, and military fields. Her experience includes serving as Chief of Protocol (International Diplomatic Relations and Military Affairs) at the City of San Diego, Director of Community Relations and Protocol for the U.S. Naval Air Forces, and founding the Latin America Desk at the World Trade Center San Diego. She is the founder of Cibernetika, an IT and cybersecurity consulting company.
Lynn earned a Masters degree in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership and a second Masters degree in Global Leadership, both from the University of San Diego. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, also from USD, and certificates in All-Services Protocol and Diplomacy from the U.S. Department of Defense at The Pentagon, Project and Event Management, and Marketing and Media Communications. Lynn serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce's San Diego and Imperial District Export Council, the University of San Diego's Institutional Marketing and Brand Alignment Core Council, Point Loma Nazarene University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, (ISC)2 San Diego Board of Directors (The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium), and San Diego Global Knowledge University, among others. Lynn has traveled to more than 60 countries and speaks Spanish fluently. When she’s not busy at work, Lynn can be found enjoying time with her husband Steve, traveling and enjoying their San Diego downtown neighborhood.
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