Joy Beland

Joy Beland

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Joy Beland serves as the VP Partner Strategy and Cybersecurity Education at Summit 7, leveraging her knowledge of the CMMC ecosystem, cybersecurity training acumen, and wide reach of valuable partnerships through her 28-year career in IT and cybersecurity.

Before joining Summit 7 in 2022, Joy served as Senior Cybersecurity Consultant and CMMC Training Program Manager at Edwards Performance Solutions, actively participating in CMMC cybersecurity gap assessments while overseeing the curriculum development and live-instructor training for the Cyber-AB Approved CCP and CCA certification courses. 

From 1997 to 2018, Joy served as CEO of her MSP practice in the greater LA area,.  After successfully selling her security-focused MSP, Joy accepted the Senior Cybersecurity Education Director role at ConnectWise through mid-2020.  In that role, Joy gained worldwide attention for her cybersecurity fundamentals bootcamps (including NIST 800-53, CIS, NIST CSF, and Incident Response best practices) delivered to over 3,000 MSPs.

In addition to holding the Certified CMMC Professional, CMMC Provisional Assessor and Provisional Instructor certifications, Joy holds the CISM certification from ISACA, the SSAP certification from SANS, and Carnegie Mellon SEI certificates for Insider Threat Program Manager and Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor. Her personal mission is to protect organizations from cybercrime, whether caused by external or internal threat actors. 

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