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March 16, 2019

InfosecJon - From Rudderless Youth to Navy Engineer to Security Profe…

InfosecJon runs a website cataloging his learning and dedicated to helping others get in the field. He shares his personal story …

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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 …

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Feb. 22, 2019

Adrian Kaylor - From Network Admin to Trainer to Sales Engineer for L…

Adrian is the nerd to bring in to talk to other nerds. He did not have a direct path to Security, but every role he had in his ca…

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Feb. 9, 2019

Nipun Gupta - From Security Consultant to Security Innovator

Nipun graduated during the recession, but found a job as a consultant which helped him gain experience quickly. He was in fact di…

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Jan. 25, 2019

BONUS - My Book is OUT: Breaking IN: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting…

Hi, rveryone! I'm really excited to announce my book! You can find it on Amazon (link below).

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Jan. 11, 2019

Marcus Carey - Childhood Builder/Breaker to Navy Cryptologist to Foun…

Marcus Carey has been hacking since he was five. A true MacGuyver, he had to make do with the little resources available to him. …

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Jan. 1, 2019

Jack Rhysider - From Odd-jobs to Network Analyst to SOC Architect to…

With an engineering background, Jack found himself doing odd jobs at first. Looking to get back into tech, he certed up and got a…

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Dec. 25, 2018

Yaron Levi - Entrepreneur to Security Architect to CISO and Security …

Yaron Levi is the CISO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. We talk about what he looks for in people when hiring in In…

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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 h…

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Dec. 11, 2018

Virtual Kyle Kennedy - Stories, not resumes: Breaking educational and…

Kyle F. Kennedy is a social cybersecurity expert and the president of brainbabe.org. His organization provides foundational soft-…

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Dec. 4, 2018

Elvis Chan - From Making Computer Chips to FBI Supervisory Special Ag…

Elvis Chan is a Supervisory Special Agent, who works cybersecurity matters for the FBI San Francisco Division. We discuss how we …

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Nov. 27, 2018

Clay Wells - From SysAdmin to Security Architect to Con Organizer!

Clay, a security architect, musician, Defcon Blue Team Village Co-Organizer, and organizer of the first annual WOPR Summit, share…

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Nov. 18, 2018

BONUS: Robin Stuart - Road to Becoming a Cyber Crime Author

Robin Stuart is a debut author in cybercrime fiction with a short story called "SegFault" in the Sisters in Crime NorCal antholog…

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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…

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Nov. 6, 2018

Rob Carson - From USMC Infantry Officer to Information Security Offic…

Rob Carson, the founder of Semper Sec, knows how to simplify problems and deliver solutions. In our talk, we talk about the switc…

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Oct. 30, 2018

Matt Toth - From Slinky Network Support Engineer to Security Sales En…

Matt Toth, a senior security and veteran sales engineer, has spent two decades working in IT and collaborating with the Departmen…

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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 …

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Oct. 15, 2018

0day - From "Geek Squad" tech to DevSecOps

0day, a security researcher who specializes in distributed systems security, discusses getting into computers as an inner-city ki…

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