Meet Your InfoSec Team: Madeline Quigley, Cybersecurity Awareness and Culture Specialist

Madeline Quigley, Cybersecurity Awareness and Culture Specialist, is the newest member of the Cybersecurity Awareness, Behavior, and Culture team. Madeline spent her childhood in Rhode Island and moved to St. Louis to attend Maryville University from 2018 – 2021, earning a bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity with a minor in Creative Writing. Madeline has resided in St. Louis ever since her graduation from Maryville.

Pictured at Katie’s Pizza and Pasta in St. Louis, one of my favorite restaurants!

Throughout her senior year of college, Madeline worked for a cybersecurity awareness company, researching cybersecurity threats and developing video lessons for end users. She was fascinated by the user-focused side of cybersecurity. One of Madeline’s passions within cybersecurity is education and awareness because the human element is often the weak link in a cybersecurity event.

After graduation, Madeline moved on to a Cybersecurity Analyst position in St. Louis, working with third-party clients. She conducted cybersecurity assessments to identify critical vulnerabilities within an environment and developed specific recommendations for those companies to be more secure.

At Washington University in St. Louis, Madeline hopes to create a culture where all students, staff, and faculty have the necessary tools, training, and tips to keep cybersecurity in mind. “Cybersecurity is a team effort,” she says, “when your peers and coworkers have cybersecurity in the back of their mind when using the internet, checking their email, or handling sensitive information, it keeps the campus safe from a cyber-event.”

Madeline is excited to keep up with the ever-changing cybersecurity world at WashU. “One thing that interests me most about cybersecurity is the constant change,” she notes, “it is always going to be a challenge to not only keep up but stay one step ahead.” Madeline is excited to work with the information security team at WashU and to have the tools, mentors, and experience to make the cyberculture here robust.

While she is not researching and writing about cybersecurity threats, Madeline likes to run in preparation for a half marathon she is participating in this spring. After a long run, she likes to enjoy the food at the countless amazing restaurants in St. Louis (even if she really misses the food in Rhode Island).