Stories From The Road

We have met and interviewed a great number of women in cyber security. They started their careers in a different way and evolved through years to become amazing professionals and role models. Discover them here, on our website, where we celebrate women’s successes.

Greatest Women in Cyber On Earth

Discover what they have been through and keep motivated.

Rebecca Herold, The Privacy Professor

Rebecca is CEO of The Privacy Professor®, a consulting business she founded in 2004. Rebecca is a co-founder and President of SIMBUS, LLC, a technology, information security, privacy and compliance cloud services business. Rebecca has been an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program since 2005. Rebecca has been providing information privacy, security and compliance services, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries since 1988.  Rebecca was [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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). Android Forensics While studying, she did research [...]

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

‘’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 [...]

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