Alumni Testimonials

Meghan Rioux

Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance
, Class of 2016
meghan rioux, master of science in information security and assurance 2016
I think the most unique part about Norwich is the people. The faculty are outstanding. I couldn't tell you how much time and energy my professors gave me to help me prepare for my future career.
Meghan Rioux, Class of 2016
Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance
Computer Forensics and Incident Response Management

Q: “Tell us about yourself, Meghan.”
A: “I'm from Holden, Massachusetts. I enjoy horses, going to the movies and trying new food. I live near my family and my boyfriend (NU '13) and I have an orange Maine Coon cat named Saxon. I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Security and Information Assurance from Norwich in 2014."

Q: “What is your current employer, your title, and describe your professional life.”
A: “Shortly after Residency I will be starting as a Security Engineer at eClinicalWorks in West Borough, MA. Previously, I was a Security Operations Center Analyst at the Center for Internet Security where I assisted state, local, tribal and territorial governments with their cyber security."

Q: “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A: "I believe that this degree will help me pursue may career goal of becoming a Chief Information Security Officer."

Q: “You've completed two degrees from Norwich. Tell us about your academic journey and why you chose Norwich.”
A: "I chose Norwich because of it's amazing reputation of the whole school, but especially the reputation of the computer security programs. Norwich has never disappointed me, the Norwich family is wonderful and the opportunities are endless."

Q: “What makes Norwich unique?”
A: "I think the most unique part about Norwich is the people. The faculty are outstanding. I couldn't tell you how much time and energy my professors gave me to help me prepare for my future career. Absolutely wonderful people. Norwich students and alumni are also some of the nicest people I've ever met in my life."

Q: “Please tell us about any examples where you were able to put your knowledge to work immediately at your job.”
A: "I was at work one day and my co-workers were complaining about a particular process. I looked at them and said, "Hey, let's find a solution." After weeks of work, we presented our solution to management and they loved it! If it weren't for Norwich I don't think I would have had the "find a solution" perspective."