Diverse IT

It's Your Community. Let's Work Together To Make It Better.

By Sean Martin

In today’s conversation, Candy Alexander from ISSA International and Jon Oltsik from ESG share how important their 3rd annual global survey on the life and times of cybersecurity professionals is to the InfoSec community, who should get involved, and how the coming findings can help the community help each other to make for a better experience as we all fight the good InfoSec fight.

Human vs. Machine: Fighting Fraud with Machine Learning

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Selena Templeton chats Jason Tan, co-founder and CEO of Sift Science, a machine learning fraud and abuse prevention company. The conversation spans the topic of machine learning: how it differs from artificial intelligence, the limitations of ML, how online fraud prevention has been improved upon with ML, unconscious bias, and Natural Language Processing (NLP) and the consequences of exclusively AI-written content.

Men Advocating for Women Helps Everyone — Including a Business’ Bottom Line

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Selena Templeton chats with Rania Anderson, founder of The Way WoMen Work, an organization that is dedicated to equipping male business leaders with the skills they need to intentionally advance women, who provides examples and responses that men can say or do in specific situations to be allies to the women they work with — which benefits women, men and the business’ bottom line.

NPower Stories: A Conversation with Alex Martinez

ITSPmagazine’s Sean Martin and Selena Templeton chat with Alex Martinez, a graduate of NPower’s advanced Symantec Cyber Career Connection program and a Triage Analyst at Bloomberg, about his story that starts with a passion for computers at a young age and a thirst for learning — which led him to NPower, a nonprofit that trains military veterans and young adults from underserved communities.

If You Say You’ve Looked for Diverse Talent and Can’t Find It, You’re either Lazy or a Liar

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Kathie Miley, COO of Cybrary, a free online cybersecurity training site, and Gabrielle Hempel, a Cybrary user and now a Security Analyst at Accenture, chat with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton about getting more diverse talent in cybersecurity via inclusive job descriptions, a broader recruitment pipeline, and a better hiring process.

My Story About Diversity In Cybersecurity. By Melissa Wooten

As part of ITSPmagazine’s “Share Your Own Story” initiative, Melissa Wooten, Director of Security Services at RiskSense, Inc., shares her story about the intersection of diversity, technology, life, and the challenges and obstacles she had to overcome along her journey into cybersecurity.

From Liberal Arts to InfoSec, How a Diverse Background Helps in Cybersecurity

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Theresa Abbamondi, Director of Product Management for Arbor Cloud and Services, chats with ITSPmagazine's Selena Templeton about how having a diverse background — in this case, liberal arts — has helped her tremendously at Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT.

Securing The Internet Is Our Shared Responsibility | NCSAM 2018

Give our dedicated focus on covering stories sitting at the intersection of IT security and society, it should come as no surprise that, at ITSPmagazine, we believe wholeheartedly in cybersecurity awareness. Therefore, as you might imagine, appreciate the awareness and education surrounding the month of October in what is called National Cyber Security Awareness Month, or NCSAM.

Making CAPTCHAs Easy, Secure and Available for People with Disabilities

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Kevin Gosschalk, co-founder and CEO of FunCaptcha, chats with ITSPmagazine's Selena Templeton and Sean Martin about leveraging gamification techniques for CAPTCHAs that are secure, can't be penetrated by bots, give the user best experience possible – and that people with accessibility requirements can still get through.

As An Industry We’ve Created A Disease That Afflicts The Users. It's Called Security Fatigue.

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

Sean Martin and co-host Selena Templeton chat with Chad Loder and Jason Hoenich from Habitu8 about insanity in the world of cybersecurity. Why do we keep trying to do the same thing over and over and yet expect a different result? Chad and Jason talk us through some of these things that are making all of us - the practitioners, defenders, and users - tired. And even a bit insane.

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me! And I Have No Privacy.

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

Callum Corr, data analytics specialist at ZL Technologies, chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton and Sean Martin about the recent Google/FBI case in which the FBI made an unprecedented request that Google turn over the data of ALL its smartphone users who were in the general area of the crime they were investigating, as well as Google’s surreptitiously storing of user location data even when you’ve turned that option off in your phone’s settings.

Samantha Mosley: A 15-Year-Old Girl's Perspective On DEF CON

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Live from DEF CON 26, ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton sits down with Samantha Mosley, a 15-year-old girl whose company she is interning with sent her to this conference. With her father Russell Mosley by her side, Samantha shares how a technology class in elementary school kicked off her interest, how she built her first app about George Washington in 4th grade, and what provoked her to do data analysis from local crime statistics.

GenCyber Girls Camp: A Free Summer Program About Cybersecurity

Selena Templeton and Sean Martin chat with a few folks from an all-girls cybersecurity summer camp called GenCyber Girls Camp. It’s a free program for middle and high school girls in which they learn core principles of cybersecurity, robotics, programming, cyber ethics, online safety and defense. 

Diversity Training Is Useless Until You Make Unconscious Bias Conscious

By Selena Templeton, host of Diverse IT

No amount of diversity training will help if your core beliefs are inherently prejudiced against a certain group of people, such as "girls aren't good at science.” In this Hacking Diversity conference talk (and article), Selena Templeton walks the audience through recognizing unconscious bias in ourselves and how to make lasting changes by understanding the brain’s Reticular Activating System so that diversity and inclusion training actually works.

IN Security's Progressive Code of Conduct – Now With Consequences!

By Selena Templeton, host of Diverse IT

As part of our Las Vegas cybersecurity event coverage “Chats on the Road to Las Vegas,” I’m talking with Jane Frankland, Chad Loder and Deidre Diamond about a progressive code of conduct for industry events that was created by the IN Security Movement and led by Jane — now with consequences. (And yes, apparently we do need this in 2018.)

A Sneak Peek at Richard Thieme’s DEF CON 26 Talk: Strategies For Playing Through the Pain

By Selena Templeton, host of Diverse IT

As part of our Las Vegas cybersecurity event coverage “Chats on the Road to Las Vegas,” ITSPmagazine talks with Richard Thieme, author and professional speaker who focuses on the deeper implications of technology, religion, and science for twenty-first century life. He will be giving a talk at DEF CON this year called "The Road to Resilience: Strategies for Playing Through the Pain".

Science Mill Provides A Hands-On STEM Summer Camp For Underrepresented Kids

Bonnie Baskin, biotech entrepreneur and founder of Hill Country Science Mill, chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton and Marco Ciappelli about Science Mill, a renovated 1880s gristmill that she transformed into a science center and STEM summer camp for underrepresented kids.

Why Are You Telling Us What We Should And Should Not Call Ourselves?

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Megan Roddie, Senior Security Analyst at Recon InfoSec, LLC, chats with Selena Templeton, host of Diverse IT on ITSPmagazine, about her personal experiences as someone with Asperger’s Syndrome working in cybersecurity and how companies can be more inclusive towards neurodiverse folks.  

AI And Automating Intuition Can Complement Human Workers - A Conversation With Monica Jain

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Monica Jain, Chief Product Officer and Co-founder of LogicHub, chats with Selena Templeton, host of Diverse IT on ITSPmagazine, about AI/machine learning and how automating intuition can complement human workers, the catalyst behind founding her own company, and what we can do to expose more children to the world of cybersecurity in school.

She Studied Her Way Around The World...Into An InfoSec Life

Sam King, Senior Vice President and General Manager at CA Veracode (a part of CA Technologies), chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton about her journey into cybersecurity, from India to Scotland to the U.S., and sheds some light on the last 18 years of InfoSec from her point of view.