Cybersecurity Documentation Specialist

Rennie Bidgood
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Specializations:  NIST 800-171; Secure University Research Environment (SURE) Documentation; SAR Online Training Video Modules; Security & Compliance Policies, Rules, & Regulations (PRRs); Collaboration with OIT Outreach, Communications and Consulting (OCC)

Certification:  GISF — GIAC Information Security Fundamentals

Originally from New Jersey, Rennie became the NC State Cybersecurity Documentation Specialist in September of 2017.  Rennie holds a B.A. in Communication & English from Rutgers University with concentrations in Computer Science, Music, and Graphic Arts.  Before joining OIT S&C, Rennie was adopted into the pack one year earlier as the Senior Technical Writer for ITECS — the IT group for the Engineering College.

Before NC State.  Rennie brings several years’ expertise from her time working in the computer and telecommunications industry as a Technical Writer and Documentation Project Manager.  Her experience includes working as employee or independent consultant within such sophisticated Technical Publications organizations as those established in AT&T, Bell Laboratories, Unisys, Hewlett Packard, and Merrill Lynch to name a few.

Talents and Skills.  Rennie’s professional portfolio includes awards from the Society of Technical Communication (STC) and a wealth of diverse skills including Technical Editing, Illustrating, and Digital Photography; Document and Template Design & Development; Project Management; Style Guide Development; Website Content and Online Help Development using HTML, XML, or SGML; Music & Animation Video Design & Development; and Human-Computer Interface Consulting (aka Industrial Design or Human Factors).

Higher Education.  Rennie concluded her Rutgers undergraduate degree with an Independent Study in the Exploration and Explosion of Writer’s Block while tutoring students at the Douglass/Cook Writing Center — Rennie being a student of Douglass College — the women’s college within Rutgers University of New Brunswick, New Jersey.

When Not at Work.  When she’s not writing, editing, working with interns, doing voiceovers for online training modules, or documenting the 110 things that make NC State compliant with NIST 800-171, Rennie is volunteering at Raleigh Little Theatre, competing in a songwriting competition, spoiling her two cats rotten, helping lost pets and their humans find each other, jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, paragliding off Swiss Alps such as Planplatten, singing and playing piano or drums, cracking jokes in various dialects and languages, and pretending she’s a rock star 30 to 40 times a day.