Alyssa Miller is a hacker, security evangelist, cyber security professional and public speaker with almost 15 years of experience in the security industry.
Her experience includes penetration testing, threat modeling and working with business leaders to build enterprise security programs. She speaks internationally at industry, vendor, and leadership conferences on topics ranging from technical security vulnerabilities, to high-level security program strategies, to issues within the security community itself.
She is a member of the Board of Directors for Women of Security (WoSEC), an Advisory Board member for Blue Team Con in Chicago, and she currently works as an Application Security Advocate for London-based open-source security firm Snyk.
Today, she will talk to us her inspiring career, imposter syndrome and how it is to be a « human being in cybersecurity ».
Angela Marafino is an Evolve Security Academy alumna and is currently an Associate Consultant Engineer on CDW’s InfoSec team. With no background in IT or computer science, Angela did not take the traditional route to obtain a career in cybersecurity. However, being computer savvy and having a passion for privacy led her to enroll in Evolve Security Academy’s cybersecurity bootcamp, which gave her the skills and mindset to become a cybersecurity professional.
She is CompTIA Security + and Network + certified and holds two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Fine Arts and another in pre-law. Angela is also the organizer of her local WoSec (Women of Security) Chapter (Denver).
Today she is going to share with us her journey in cybersecurity. How the reading of an article made her consider starting a career in cyber!
Chloe Messdaghi is a Security Researcher Advocate and partner of WoSEC of the San Francisco chapter. Today she is going to share with us her vision of cybersecurity, give some tips to non profit on how to stay safe, and other tips for those of you who would like to start bug bounties.
Piyali lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She is a computer scientist by training, and community activist by passion. Before starting at Microsoft as a regional program manager for the AI and Cloud Developer Relations team in Canada, she spent several years working in enterprise companies and startups as a software engineer. She also holds a graduate degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, USA. Piyali is known across the technical community in North America as an active community event organizer and a relentless advocate for diversity and equality in tech. The past few years have seen her in various lead roles at major events and community groups including IEEE Women in Engineering and Grace Hopper Conference. Building communities and empowering minorities in tech are two of her biggest passions and she has played an instrumental role in shaping many such community groups across Silicon Valley and Vancouver. In all her free time, Piyali loves to spend time with her husband and two puppies.
In this episode she will share her passion of computer science and talk about her initiatives for women in tech.
Anouk Vos is founder of Revnext, a strategy consultancy firm in Technology Driven Strategies in Netherlands and chairman of Cyberworkplace a non-profit initiative that helps reduce the current shortage of cyber security experts in the labor market (see my article about it here).
If you want to know more about:
Cyberworkplace and how to help reduce the shortage of cybersecurity expert
Cybersecurity from a former diplomat point of view
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