Joy Beland serves as the Vice President of Partner Strategy and Cybersecurity Education at Summit 7, leveraging her knowledge of the CMMC ecosystem, cybersecurity training acumen and wide reach of partnerships through her 29-year career in IT and cybersecurity.
Before joining Summit 7 in 2022, Joy served as Senior Cybersecurity Consultant and Professional Instructor at Edwards Performance Solutions, actively participating in CMMC cybersecurity readiness assessments while overseeing the curriculum development and live-instructor training for the Cyber-AB Approved CCP and CCA certification courses.
Joy also owned and ran her security-focused MSP practice in the greater Los Angeles area for 21 years. After successfully selling her MSP practice in 2018, Joy served as the Senior Cybersecurity Education Director role at ConnectWise where she developed a full-day cybersecurity fundamentals bootcamp focused on NIST CSF, NIST 800-53 control catalog, CIS, and Incident Response best practices. This fundamentals course was delivered to over 3,000 MSPs in the two years that Joy worked with Continuum and ConnectWise.
Joy holds the CMMC CCP, CCA and Provisional Instructor certifications, the CISM certification from ISACA, the SSAP certification from SANS, and Carnegie Mellon SEI certificates for Insider Threat Program Manager as well as Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor. Her personal mission is to protect organizations from cybercrime, whether caused by external or internal threat actors.