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Good girls go to heaven, but girls in cyber go everywhere ... An exclusive Interview with Lisa Lorenzin, Director, Emerging Technology Solutions, Americas at Zscaler

Good girls go to heaven, but girls in cyber go everywhere ... An exclusive Interview with Lisa Lorenzin, Director, Emerging Technology Solutions, Americas at Zscaler

March 25, 2018

‘’And the good girls go to heaven, but the bad girls go everywhere...’’ – This is what I have read when I was trying to know Lisa better on her Twitter account. Controversial, courageous, and ambitious, this woman has a lot to share with us about her experience, and how she climbed the corporate ladder in security. I chatted with Lisa for hours about life, politics, and technology as well as about how to tackle the challenges in a male-dominated industry. 

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The Story of Franziska Bühler-Schmocker, Between Web Server Security and Web Application Firewalls

The Story of Franziska Bühler-Schmocker, Between Web Server Security and Web Application Firewalls

November 28, 2017

Franziska Bühler currently works as a Senior Systems Engineer in Switzerland. 
Her main areas of responsibility are web server security and everything related to the access layer. In Switzerland, this typically includes authentication and web application firewalls.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science with a specialization in IT security. She is also a Certified OSSTMM Professional Security Tester (OPST), accredited by ISECOM (Institute for Security and Open Methodologies).

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Amber C. Williamson, Cybersecurity is a fascinating field and it’s never a dull moment in this industry

Amber C. Williamson, Cybersecurity is a fascinating field and it’s never a dull moment in this industry

November 19, 2017

Amber C. Williamson is an IT Mentor Advocate for upcoming aspirants in the Cybersecurity & Information Technology world. Her journey was introduced during her childhood and has never left. She is the first generation in her family to have a Double Bachelor’s and Double Master’s Degree in Biology, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Network Communications. Amber has over 12+ years of industry experience and currently pursuing her cybersecurity certifications for 2018. She is a force to be reckon with and willing to make a difference in the lives of others in Cyber Security.

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Sarah Hendrickson; Pen tests, vulnerability scanning, red team testing – I built it all !

Sarah Hendrickson; Pen tests, vulnerability scanning, red team testing – I built it all !

November 12, 2017

I worked my way through college at a Research and Development lab for a company that milled flour and made baking mixes for consumers as well as restaurants.  I obtained my degree in Chemistry and the lab job included running the analyticals to write the product nutritionals (%fat, %carbs, %protein, etc.).  At almost 6’ tall, I was significantly taller than my manager and when she went to read the instrumentation, her results varied significantly than mine.  I used a software application to calibrate the instruments to remove the human error.  It worked well and they asked me to do this for the instruments in their Quality Assurance lab.  This was the only time I have ever “coded”. 

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Soniya Advant, On the journey for a CISSP

Soniya Advant, On the journey for a CISSP

November 11, 2017

Some things inspire us and have a “wow” effect on us. Some things inspire us and make us wonder more but some things inspire us and make us take an action. I remember giving my first presentation about Cell phone viruses and security in 2008 for my intercollege paper presentation competition, and this was the first time I got interested in cyber security. After winning that competition, I started participating in more state and national level competitions, going to different colleges to listen to different speakers and reading the latest news about what is going on in this field.

 

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Cecilia McGuire, leading an exceptional career in security

Cecilia McGuire, leading an exceptional career in security

November 09, 2017

Cecilia McGuire has led an exceptional career in IT Security over the past 15 years and gained significant expertise through a diverse range of International experiences. Her areas of interests are where Cyber-Security intersects with the Physical Domain, such as Critical Infrastructure.

Her speciality is Security Architecture across the full-scope of Cyber-Security Technologies and delivery of high-risk, complex projects.

She discovered her natural inclination to IT Security in 2003, where by chance, she enrolled in a Computer Security course. Since this time, IT Security is her core pursuit.

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Maytal Brooks-Kempler, The Cyber Woman !

Maytal Brooks-Kempler, The Cyber Woman !

November 08, 2017

Maytal Brooks-Kempler is the founder and CEO of “Helena Security” a consulting firm specializing in Security Awareness.

Maytal had a non-orthodox career: from the role of Security Analyst in the Israeli Army, to a business role as an Account Manager where she understood that she preferred the technical side and moved to be a Pre-sales Engineer and Security Architect. After a few years, in 2010 Maytal wanted a new challenge and moved to the consulting world.

In 2014 Maytal began delivering the CISSP training (as an authorized (ISC)2 instructor) and since then has delivered dozens of CISSP, HCISPP and CISO classes.

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That part was very challenging to me, that’s why I really enjoyed it!, Solveig EDELFELT

That part was very challenging to me, that’s why I really enjoyed it!, Solveig EDELFELT

August 01, 2017

Solveig EDELFELT graduated from the French engineering school ESME Sudria with a specialization in computing and networking. She had the chance to explore both technical and functional sides before starting her career in Cybersecurity.

She was also investigating on frauds, fraudsters’ identities, operating methods and techniques’ evolution to produce cyber-crime reports. 

Solveig is now Information Security Consultant at SEC Consult Singapore, and just passed her first certification: (ISC)2 SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner).

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I find it thrilling to evolve in a dynamic and innovative environment, Mouna Benyahia

I find it thrilling to evolve in a dynamic and innovative environment, Mouna Benyahia

July 31, 2017

Engineer by background, she began her career in mathematical modelling research in the US, evolved towards management consulting in Europe and SEA to improve her strategy and leadership skills and came back to the industry in 2011, in a senior management position.

Since she graduated from high school and all through her career, Mouna has had to navigate in an environment where women remain largely under represented. As such, she is very attached to the improvement of gender equality in the workplace and diversity in general. 

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Shelley Westman, SVP, Alliances & Field Operations,  Protegrity

Shelley Westman, SVP, Alliances & Field Operations, Protegrity

July 14, 2017

Shelley Westman is currently a Principal/Partner at EY. She was peviously Senior Vice President, Alliances & Field Operations. Shelley joined Protegrity after 18 years at IBM to help take Protegrity to the next level of growth.  Shelley has responsibility for alliances and field operations, which include pre-sales and post-sales support. Prior to this, Shelley was Vice President Operations & Strategic Initiatives, IBM Security.  Shelley focused on overall operations as well as key transformational projects and strategic initiatives across IBM Security.

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MacKenzie Brown, Currently: Associate Research Principal, Optiv, Solutions Research and Development, Office of the CISO

MacKenzie Brown, Currently: Associate Research Principal, Optiv, Solutions Research and Development, Office of the CISO

July 14, 2017

MacKenzie Brown brings more than four years of technical and research experience to her role as Associate Research Principal at Optiv. Brown develops enterprise security program frameworks and strategic deliverables which provide a model, direction, and development for implementing security solutions against emerging threats. Brown is a subject matter expert in compliance and risk management, policy and implementation, and cybersecurity program deployment. 

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Adriana Babino, Chief Security Strategist, iPRESIDIUM, LLC.

Adriana Babino, Chief Security Strategist, iPRESIDIUM, LLC.

July 14, 2017

Adriana Babino is the Chief Security Strategist at iPRESIDIUM. In her role she focuses on iPRESIDIUM’s enterprise, commercial and public sector clients’ cybersecurity efforts and initiatives. These include everything from policies and procedures to technical controls, vendor selection, penetration testing, incident response and security awareness training. Adriana brings over two decades of security and information technology experience and is considered a subject matter expert in the cybersecurity space.
Prior to her current role, Adriana served as Sr. Security Architect at Symantec Corporation with responsibilities.

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