Getting Into Infosec

Getting Into Infosec

Interviews with people who have transitioned and got jobs in #infosec and #cybersecurity so you can learn and be inspired from their experience. There is no linear path into the field of Information Security, so the hope is that you will resonate with at least one of the guests. Some of my guests were teachers, paralegals, librarians, military vets, developers, and IT help desk techs (to name a few) before transitioning. Also featuring "spoof" ads poking fun at the industry.

Recent Episodes

Women In Cybersecurity

Rana Khalil - From Cryptography to Pentester!

March 11, 2022

Rana Khalil. Rana is a senior cybersecurity assessment analyst and has a really diverse professional background. She has spoken at many different conferences, including BSides, ISSA OS, Ottawa, and hack fest. She's recently …

Guest: Rana Khalil
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Norman Weekes— From Contractor To Security Ops Analyst

Feb. 24, 2022

Norman Weekes is on the Security Operations Team at Salesforce. He is in charge of scanning their infrastructure and ensuring that everything is set up and operating properly.

Guest: Norman Weekes

Niru Ragupathy - From Almost Biotech to QA to Google Security Lead

Aug. 5, 2021

Today we're joined by Niru Ragupathy. Niru is a Security Engineer at Google. She works as the Offensive Security Lead and manages part of the Offensive Security Team. She is currently the Tech Lead Manager. Niru sees managin…

John Gates - From Car Mechanic to Lead IT Security Analyst

June 16, 2021

John Gates has always liked to know how do things work - and that has proven to be a beneficial trait. From his first job as a car mechanic to IT consultancy and education to his current role as a Lead IT Security Operations…

Women In Cybersecurity

Samantha Cowan - From National Parks Service To Head Of Compliance

June 1, 2021

Today we're joined by Samantha Cowan. Sam is currently the Head of Compliance at HackerOne. She's the former Director of Compliance at OneLogin and former Security Engineer at CoverHound, Cyber Policy, and Zenefits. Sam init…

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Betsy Bevilacqua - From Almost Lawyer to CISO and Security Leader

Feb. 28, 2021

Betsy Bevilacqua is the current VP of Information Security at Chainalysis. Initially, she had her mind set on law school until she did a self-audit and realized that she enjoyed computers and tech much more. Her journey into…

Recent Blog Posts

Changing Salaries as a Result of Covid-19 and Remote Work

A high salary and remote work are appealing reasons to switch to a tech career. High wages aren't a new aspect of tech jobs, but 100 percent of remote …

Cybersecurity for K-12

I put a call out to Twitter asking for resources in this space and I found this site. The reason I like this site so much is that it allows someone like …

DEFCON Meetup!!

Hey everyone! Want to meet some of the guests in person? Like the show and want to meet other listeners? We'll be having a meetup! This Friday 6-7pm …

About the Host

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Ayman Elsawah

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vCISO, Podcast Host, Author, Coffee & Neuroscience Nerd