Lynn Hijar Hoffman

Lynn Hijar Hoffman
Director of Training & Education, (ISC)² San Diego

Lynn Híjar Hoffman is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has over 20 years of international business, information technology, and diplomatic relations experience where she has held leadership roles in the business, government, non-profit, and military fields. Her experience includes serving as Chief of Protocol (International Diplomatic Relations and Military Affairs) at the City of San Diego, Director of Community Relations and Protocol for the U.S. Naval Air Forces, and founding the Latin America Desk at the World Trade Center San Diego. She is the founder of Cibernetika, an IT and cyber security consulting company. She is also a Master-level Cyber Security Engineering course developer and adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego, and a cyber security workshop facilitator and advisor for the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC.)

Lynn earned a Master's degree in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership, and a second Master's degree in Global Leadership, both from the University of San Diego (USD.) She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, also from USD, and certificates in All-Services Protocol and Diplomacy from the U.S. Department of Defense at The Pentagon, Project and Event Management, and Marketing and Media Communications.

Lynn is a Cyber Auxiliarist for the U.S. Marine Corps, she serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce's San Diego and Imperial District Export Council, the (ISC)2 San Diego Board of Directors (The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium), the University of San Diego's Institutional Marketing and Brand Alignment Core Council, Point Loma Nazarene University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, and San Diego Global Knowledge University, among others. Lynn has traveled to more than 60 countries and speaks Spanish fluently. When she’s not busy at work, Lynn can be found enjoying time with her husband, traveling or enjoying their San Diego downtown neighborhood.

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