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Information Security Services Department

Samuelson 255


Jamie Schademan

Jamie Schademan, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), has extensive professional experience in the fields of Information Technology, Information Security, Compliance and Privacy Management.  Jamie began her career at CWU in the IT department in the 1990’s, filling a number of technical and leadership roles for the organization, before finding her passion for Information Security. As the CISO, Jamie is responsible for overseeing the university information security and privacy activities. Jamie has a Master’s degree in both Information Technology and Cyber Security Management, as well as her Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification from ISACA, and holds a Certificate of Law in CyberSecurity and Privacy, from Mitchell Hamline Law School.  As a CWU alumni she is also a proud Wildcat!

            Jamie Schademan


Kellon Benson is security analyst for Central Washington University. Kellon, graduated with a B.S in Information Technology and Administrative Management with a specialization in Cybersecurity from Central Washington University (CWU). Kellon began IT work at the CWU Service Desk as a student and shortly after was an intern for Information Security Services. In 2016, Kellon was hired as a security analyst where his responsibilities include incident response, digital forensics, network security monitoring, penetration testing, policy and procedure writing, risk assessment, security awareness training, and security provisioning. Kellon also currently holds the GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) certification.

                 Kellon Benson



Genevieve Fjellstad is a security analyst for Central Washington University. She joined CWU in 2017 and has held a few different positions throughout Information Services. Genevieve is in her senior year at CWU majoring in Cybersecurity in the ITAM department.

            Genevieve Fjellstad



I grew up in Duvall Washington and came to school to originally study law. After finding out that law was not my forte I switched to Admin Management and Cyber Security. I plan to work for a company such as Microsoft Amazon, Micron, or T-Mobile after graduation. I am a very people oriented individual. I like working in teams and working together to collaborate on an idea to improve the possible outcomes. I would like to be a manager of a project team sometime in my career timeline. My hobbies include, snowboarding and playing pickup games with friends.

                Ben Sharman


Connor Hilburn is a student in Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) with specializations in Cybersecurity and Network Administration. Additionally, he is pursuing a minor in Digital Forensics and Incident Response. Connor is a student ambassador for the department and has also studied abroad with ITAM. So, it’s safe to say that he enjoys the program and everyone in it!

              Connor Hilburn



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