Rachael (pronounced ra’kel) Levitch is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Charles Edda and C. Bouley since 2014. Her components of advisory include cybersecurity and performance activities, project management analysis and human performance measures, and coordination of capacity management and compliance with regulatory IT requirements (and provide acquisition of coordination services). She graduated as a student from the Toulouse Graduate School at the University of North Texas within the College of Information with a doctorate in Technologies and Performance Improvement. Her college work included performance management, training in regulatory best practices for human performance, and research methodologies to include analysis structures, research evaluation and assessment and historical recall and long-term research.
Her focus of study and dissertation management included study within Veterans Administration and Hospital analysis and Performance Improvement. Dissertation performance and results workshops included systems, hospital management, system support, customer evaluation and feedback, systems tunneling and computer generated support and analysis. She received, from Texas Christian University, awards in leadership and strategic management in 2010 and 2011. Her research career included scholarships from the College Negro Fund. As a Post-Bachelorette Achievement Award from Ronald E McNair Scholar Program, Dr Robertson has focused on strategic communications in learning the theories and methods of professional cyber-attacks and crimes that reach global victims. Her future work will comprise of regulatory management and legal prosecution of cyber threats, premeditations and forensics evidence.
National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) Industrial Control Systems
Dr. Levitch's training and expertise follows NCCIC ICS which works to reduce risks within and across all critical infrastructure sectors by partnering with law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community and coordinating efforts among Federal, state, local, and tribal governments and control systems owners, operators, and vendors. Additionally, NCCIC collaborates with international and private sector Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) to share control systems-related security incidents and mitigation measures.
Dr. Levitch’s, Masters of Arts in Strategic Communication helps recommend policy regarding security programs and implement new technologies, techniques and procedures. Prior to these acclaimed approaches and skills Dr. Robertson received scholar and awards from the American Society for Training and Development and American Society for Quality acumen training. Of these credentials, her education compiles over 46 (course) hours of entrepreneurship and business acumen, 36 (course) hours of educational counseling and over 314 (real time) hours in dissertation work, conference speaking and longitudinal investigation and analysis (including statistics decoding, data reconfiguration and statistics, observational research methods, cyber security threats, asset and breaches, disaster/risk management planning and response, professional hacking, and system monitoring and update).
Her experience in networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience advances a national policy to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure. This directive supersedes Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7.
Moreover, she has completed certifications from ASQ, project management and operation, cyber security training, (former) 2nd level clearance, and other compliance's in well-received and highly acclaimed Institutes in Fort Worth, Houston and Denton, Texas. Dr. Robertson is known as a a Chief Information Security Officer. Chief Information Security Officers’ are one whom implements Cybersecurity National Action Plans (CNAP) and National Institute for Justice (NIJ) training. Nationally, she complies with a variety of security program activities for credit including security awareness training High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that takes a sequence of short-term and long-term processes to improve cybersecurity postures within individual and special level securities, business organizations, the Federal Government and across the country and globally.
Other Areas of Training and Expereince for Cybersecurity
- Department of Homeland Security
- NPPD Mission Statement
- DHS Leadership
- DHS Budget in Brief
- NPPD Organization Chart
- CI Cyber Community (C3) Voluntary Program
- Stop. Think. Connect.
- National Institute of Cybersecurity Studies
- Report Cyber Risks
- Prevent Cyber Intrusions
- Mitigate Cyber Incidents
- Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET)
- ICS Private Sector Critical Infrastructure Assessments