Who's Who of Top Executives

Mary Alice Dunphy

Title: IT Security Architect
Company: RootStaff
Location: Thomasville, Georgia, United States

Mary Alice Dunphy, IT Security Architect at RootStaff, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in information technology and cybersecurity.

An accomplished professional in information technology, Ms. Dunphy has found success as an IT security architect with RootStaff since 2020, previously serving as a managing consultant with Wipro from 2019 to 2020. From 2017 to 2019, she was a lead security architect and acting manager of information risk and security architecture with TEK Systems. Ms. Dunphy garnered additional experience as a program manager for vendor solutions with Google from 2013 to 2015 and a senior program manager with US Bank and Target. Working in the field since 1998, when she started as a network engineer with Imation Corp in Oakdale, Minnesota, she has held positions with Pro-Tec Design Inc., Cargill, and Wells Fargo, among other companies.

In preparation for her career pursuits, Ms. Dunphy attended National American University, earning a Bachelor of Science in information management system with an emphasis in networking, summa cum laude, in 2002. She went on to earn a Master of Science in telecommunications and IT management at the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2005 and is pursuing her doctorate in business administration with Walden University. Ms. Dunphy plans to graduate in 2023. In addition to her formal degrees, she holds numerous professional certifications, including being a Qualified Security Assessor, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a Project Management Professional, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and holding a Secure Controls Framework Certification.

Ms. Dunphy has shared her knowledge as a professor, teacher, and curriculum writer. She has maintained affiliation with multiple organizations related to her profession, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Project Management Institute, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, the Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture Institute, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Ms. Dunphy attributes her success to her children, believing her drive to be a role model pushed her to achieve success. In the coming years, she plans to finish her doctorate and expand her network in her industry.

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