Selena Templeton and co-host Marco Ciappelli chat with Whitney Merrill, a privacy and data attorney who also founded the crypto village at DEFCON, about cyberbullying, anonymity and privacy rights. In this inspiring story, Whitney recounts how being cyberbullied in high school, and the frustration of being told by teachers and police that they couldn’t trace the user, led directly to her career in information security, privacy and the law
Selena Templeton and co-host Marco CIappelli chat with Ariel Herbert-Voss, a Ph.D. student at Harvard University with a focus on adversarial machine learning, about artificial intelligence, machine learning and unconscious bias. It’s no secret that algorithms are, or can be, inherently biased but the issue is not technology – the issue is about human nature. And we can only build something that is fair if we are.
ITSPmagazine’s Sean Martin and Selena Templeton chat with Elizabeth Lopez, a graduate of NPower’s Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3) program and a Security Operations Associate at KPMG, about her story that starts with a knack for computers and a job at the local library — which led her to NPower, a nonprofit that trains military veterans and young adults from underserved communities.
Welcome to the first episode of ITSPmagazine’s 2019 “Chats on the Road to RSA Conference,” a series of podcasts leading up to the annual conference in San Francisco in which we connect with conference organizers, speakers, presenters and panelists. Today’s guest is Karen Worstell, CEO of W Risk Group, to chat about her new “Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage” seminar at RSA Conference 2019.
Selena Templeton chats with Audrey Taylor, Founder & CEO of netlogx, a company that is comprised of 50% female employees – most of whom are in leadership roles – about how they were so easily able to achieve what the rest of the industry is still struggling with. Hint: found a company that is Diverse by Design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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".
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.