Women In Cybersecurity Episodes

March 11, 2022

Rana Khalil - From Cryptography to Pentester!

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 r...

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June 1, 2021

Samantha Cowan - From National Parks Service To Head Of Compliance

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 initially perceived Infosec as an "unhappy …

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Feb. 28, 2021

Betsy Bevilacqua - From Almost Lawyer to CISO and Security Leader

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 infosec led …

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Nov. 23, 2020

Lisa Jiggetts - From Navy Cook To Pentester To Non-Profit Founder!

Lisa Jiggetts knew from an early age that she was going to be in tech and cyber. A navy veteran who started off as a cook, she always found herself gravitating towards technology. She is also the Founder & Board …

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April 18, 2020

Kavya Pearlman - From Hairstylist to CISO to XR Superhero

Kavya Pearlman is an award-winning cybersecurity professional with a deep interest in immersive and emerging technologies. She is the founder of the non-profit XR Safety Initiative (XRSI). XRSI is the first global effort to promote privacy, security, ethics, and develop …

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Feb. 23, 2020

Tanya Janca - From Insecure Developer to Appsec, Diversity/Inclusion …

Tanya is an awesome, giving person. She's a huge proponent of mentoring, diversity and inclusion, and application security. She's quite involved in the community, from starting her own company to running her own OWASP chapter for 4 years in Ottawa, …

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Nov. 16, 2019

Page Glave - Professor of Kinesiology to Cybersecurity Analyst!

Page Glave was a tenured Associate Professor of Kinesiology with a focus in exercise science and was successful in her field. However, she came to the realization that she can't see herself doing this for the rest of her life. …

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July 31, 2019

Fareedah Shaheed - From Tech Curious to Information Security

Fareedah, a lifelong learner, was always interested in technology and grew up reading her father's Cisco books. His influence led her to the field of information security, where she stepped up and is always tackling new challenges.

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June 15, 2019

Keya Horiuchi - From Teacher, Filmmaker, and Website Design to Secur…

Keya was a public school teacher who stood out from the crowd. She loves problem-solving and challenging environments. Keya was also a filmmaker and web designer. She's currently a detection security engineer who gets knee-deep in malware on a daily …

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May 13, 2019

Izzy - Random and Unplanned: From Annuities to ISO!

Ismaelle Vixsama (aka Izzy) has a knack for finding strategic flaws and speaking up about them. Doing so helped her get her first full-time job as well as have repercussions for defensive egos. Her whole career is a war story.

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March 22, 2019

Masha Sedova - From Generations of CS to Behavioral Science and Entre…

Masha Sedova comes from a history of computer scientists! She loves challenges and is currently tackling the human side of security through data, psychology, and behavioral science.

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March 1, 2019

InfosecSherpa - From Travel Agent to Law Librarian to Security Analys…

Little does the Information Security community know, but among us are experts at OSINT. They lurk behind friendly faces, waiting to be asked questions. Some even are or used to be librarians!

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Dec. 18, 2018

InfoSteph - From Journalism to IT Support to Security Analyst

Steph is brand new to the infosec field! We go over her interesting and eventful path into Information Security, reflections on her role today, and some fascinating war stories!

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Nov. 13, 2018

Robin Stuart - From Paralegal to Malware Researcher (and Cyber Crime …

Robin Stuart started off as a paralegal until she was challenged one day to get her boss's password (hint: do not challenge Robin). Fast forward, she switched careers to technology but kept a lookout for a career in security.

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Oct. 22, 2018

Christina Hanson - From HOA Manager to Headfirst Into InfoSec!

In our discussion, Christina touches on the wide variety of resources and events that helped her enter information security, why teamwork is just as important as technical work, and why InfoSec's responsibilities will continue to grow in the near future.

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