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Barbara Hiemstra

Information Security Director
Kent County

Barb is responsible for leading a new team at Kent County responsible for Information Security. The team is developing a security program to include awareness training, incident response and continue their existing work securing the data and infrastructure for the county.
Formerly the Deputy Director for Technology, she was responsible for Infrastructure and Service Desk teams that support a variety of applications serving the 30+ County Agencies, Staff and Citizens. 
Barb co-chairs the Department of Homeland Security’s West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium and serves on the IGNITE steering committee to provide Information Sharing and Data Analysis to Region 6 Law Enforcement.
Barb holds a BA degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University, GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GLSC) and Certified Business Resilience Information Technology Professional (CBRITP).