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 standards and guidelines for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR), collectively known as XR.
Kavya is constantly exploring new technologies to solve current cybersecurity challenges.


Kavya Pearlman is an award-winning cybersecurity professional with a deep interest in immersive and emerging technologies. Kavya is the founder of the non-profit XR Safety Initiative (XRSI). XRSI is the first global effort to promote privacy, security, ethics, and develop standards and guidelines for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR), collectively known as XR.

Kavya is constantly exploring new technologies to solve current cybersecurity challenges.

Quotes:

  • "Money, money, money. How much money [are] you going to make? I was so put off. No, it's not about money. I really just want to learn." 
  • "What would you become when you grow up? I would be a D.I.G. (Deputy Inspector General)."
  • "This country needs me. This world needs me."
  • "You owe it to yourself to explore this little itch, and figure out whether this is your passion or not." 
  • "You will inevitably make (sometimes) bad decisions."
  • "Technical support IS security." 
  • "I don't think anyone read that [report], but then it gave me some satisfaction that this is awesome. I can actually take what I'm learning and apply it to the job." 
  • "Believe in yourself. Not just for information security." 

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