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60 Seconds with Lynette Rowe

23 February 2018
New Regional Auditor Lynette Rowe gives us her top tips and insider knowledge for people looking to get certified.

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?

I am a Regional Auditor working out of Fairfax, VA, with a primary focus on the ISO 27000 series (Information Security), ISO 20000-1:2011 (IT Service Management), ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management) and assisting with growing this area of the business.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AT WORK?

There have been so many since I started however one that really resonates is back in late December when my proposed auditing/travel schedule for January came out. For the first week  I was due in Bad Axe, Michigan; Second week Boston, MA; Third week Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Fourth week back to Bad Axe. I love to experience different places but I knew I was going to need a serious pair of boots and a nice warm coat.

FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT WORKING FOR NQA?

The diversity of the people and contractors that I get to spend my time with is the highlight of my job. It’s great to talk to people from such different walks of life. Aside from that I find that the company culture and missions are in-line with my principles.  

‚ÄčTOP TIP FOR PEOPLE LOOKING AT CERTIFICATION?

Trust the process and ask all the questions you need. The more you understand the details the easier it is to maintain the systems and hard work that you’ve put in. We are not perfect but we will work with you to help achieve your goals together.

HOW MIGHT YOU BE ABLE TO HELP OUR READERS?

I can provide you with plenty of feedback and lessons learned from past audits. Contribute information on ISO 27000 series, Information Security in general, how it affects DOD and Federal Government and monitor the GDPR rollout.