Interviews with people who have transitioned and got jobs in #infosec and #cybersecurity so you can learn and be inspired from their experience. There is no linear path into the field of Information Security, so the hope is that you will resonate with at least one of the guests. Some of my guests were teachers, paralegals, librarians, military vets, developers, and IT help desk techs (to name a few) before transitioning. Also featuring "spoof" ads poking fun at the industry.
Betsy Bevilacqua - From Almost Lawyer to CISO and Security Leader
Betsy's journey from law to infosec and the people she's met on the way have helped mold her into who she is today
Dr. Eric Cole - Accidental CIA Hacker To Fortune 500 Security Advisory To Entrepreneur
Dr. Eric Cole's career has been a mixed of sixth-sense chance encounters and wisdom / foresight of the future. His uncanny ability while younger to see the opportunity in cybersecurity combined with the wisdom to listen to those smarter than him is why he is where he is today.
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 an cyber. A navy veteren who started off as a cook, she always found herself gravitating towards technology. She is also the Founder & Board of Director of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, a non-profit that is dedicated to increasing the opportunities and advancement for women in cybersecurity. Checkout her journey into the cybersecurity field.
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 sectors to develop and share threat intelligence related to activities by sophisticated criminal organizations as well as nation state actors.
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 I do. Journey's unique one and almost didn't happen.
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 both experienced and inexperienced people make these mistakes.