Amanda L. Theel

Group Leader for Workforce Development in the
Strategic Security Sciences Division
Argonne National Laboratory
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Amanda Theel is the Group Leader for Workforce Development in the Strategic Security Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory. She also leads the cybersecurity workforce development effort for the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER) where she leads the CyberForce® Program that oversees several collegiate cybersecurity efforts to build the pipeline of cyber warriors.

She has also worked as a subject matter expert in cybersecurity since 2011, providing expertise to DOE, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as a lead analyst on cybersecurity methodology and cyber guidance. She conducts cybersecurity assessments and surveys with the intent to evaluate the cybersecurity posture of critical infrastructure. Prior to her work as a Group Leader and Cyber Analyst, she has worked as a technical point of contact for cybersecurity within other divisions at Argonne National Laboratory. In May of 2011, she received her triad of Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting, Information Security & Risk Management, and Management Information Systems along with a Distinguished Honors diploma. In May 2013, she received her Masters of Science degree in Information Security.