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Technology Risk Assurance Manager

Cara joined the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance in 2021 as technology risk assurance manager. In that role, she is responsible for developing and promoting information  technology (IT) risk awareness and risk management strategies for the university, health system, and their wholly owned subsidiaries and affiliated entities. Cara has worked at Duke since 2008, when she joined the Office of Information Technology as a communications strategist. In 2014 she moved to the university Information Technology Security Office as a security analyst and was promoted to team lead for policy, risk and outreach in 2017. Prior to Duke, Cara worked for 10 years in journalism.


Cara holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in information science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Certified Information Systems  Security Professional (CISSP).