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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Feb. 24, 2022

Norman Weekes— From Contractor To Security Ops Analyst

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.

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Aug. 5, 2021

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

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 managing as a …

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June 16, 2021

John Gates - From Car Mechanic to Lead IT Security Analyst

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 …

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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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Jan. 11, 2021

Dr. Eric Cole - Accidental CIA Hacker To Fortune 500 Security Advisor…

Dr. Eric Cole's career has been a mix of sixth-sense chance encounters and wisdom/foresight of the future. When he was younger, his uncanny ability to see the opportunity in cybersecurity combined with the wisdom to listen to those smarter than …

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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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Oct. 24, 2020

Eric Strom - From Lawyer to FBI Cyber Division Unit Chief

Eric Strom is the Unit Chief of the Mission Critical Engagement Unit, Cyber Division. In this role, Mr. Strom oversees the FBI Cyber Division’s private sector outreach efforts to the 16 critical infrastructure sectors, forging partnerships with companies in those …

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Oct. 11, 2020

ICS Gabe - Electrical Engineer to Accidental Cybersecurity ICS Expert

Gabriel Agboruche (@ICS_Gabe) is a senior ICS and OT cybersecurity consultant, helping organizations solve their most challenging industrial control security problems. And that was a mouthful, but that's what he does. His journey's unique one, and almost didn't happen.

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Aug. 15, 2020

BONUS - Lisa Jiggetts - Salary Negotiations

Lisa Jiggetts is the founder of the Women's Society Of Cyberjutsu. After recording, we continued talking, and the topic of salary negotiations came up. It was so good I started recording again. This topic is super important. I have seen …

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July 16, 2020

Switching Into Infosec Success Story And Lessons Learned

Today's episode features a story that was sent to me by a listener. He reached out to me on LinkedIn, telling me of his success story posted on Reddit. This is the audio version. I think you're going to be …

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June 2, 2020

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May 14, 2020

BONUS - Announcing Getting Into Infosec BITES

I'm creating daily (almost) videos on YouTube called Getting Into Infosec BITES: https://www.youtube.com/c/gettingintoinfosec Please like, subscribe, and spread the word!

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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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April 3, 2020

BONUS - Pandemic and The Coming Recession / Depression

We are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic (COVID-19), a recession is here, a depression might be coming, and everyone is remote! Everything has changed.

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March 10, 2020

Syntax - Arrested Teenager to Motorcycle Racer To Pentester

Syntax had an interesting ride into infosec, filled with pitstops, detours, and countersteering along the way. At an early age, he was influenced by his father, got started hacking, and was wrongfully arrested for reporting a vulnerability in his High …

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March 7, 2020

Bonus - Cyber Security Job Search Frustrations (Ivan)

Random interviews with people who are actively searching for cybersecurity/infosec jobs in the field. Ivan.

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March 6, 2020

Bonus - Cyber Security Job Search Frustrations (Zoe)

Random interviews with people who are actively searching for cybersecurity/infosec jobs in the field.

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March 5, 2020

Bonus - Cyber Security Job Search Frustrations (Jayesh)

Random interviews with people who are actively searching for cybersecurity/infosec jobs in the field.

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March 4, 2020

Bonus - David Zeichick - Cybersecurity College Professor

An impromptu interview with a College Professor teaching cybersecurity. Recorded at RSA Conference 2020.

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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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Feb. 4, 2020

Nick Vissari - Engineering Dropout to Math Tutor to Security Architec…

Nick Vissari went from being an engineering dropout (he didn't like creative writing) to a tech consultant to a math tutor. His penchant for fixing things homed him back into tech, where he is now responsible for security in a …

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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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