Hacker Summer Camp 2018

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly August comes round every year, the excitement and buzz of the week ahead with many InfoSec professionals making the pilgrimage to Las Vegas for Hacker Summer Camp. This week does not disappoint and with a variety of conferences running, it can be hard to know which ones

Where are all the Women?

Originally written for AWSN Blog. Post discussing what drives women to speak (or not) at tech conferences. — Right now it seems every LinkedIn post I read, or tweet I see, is questioning reasons why women are not presenting (or even submitting) to tech conferences. So, I wanted to take the time to do a

Black Hat Asia 2018

This year I had the honour of being invited to be part of the 2018 Black Hat Regional Review Board for Asia. This is a volunteer role that I take very seriously having the privilege to read through peoples research and see whats on the horizon. This year did not disappoint with great talks in

Shift Left and Group Hug!

I was recently invited to give the opening keynote “Dude, Where my Security?” at DevSecCon in Tel Aviv this coming May. An honour I humbly accepted. In anticipation for this first time event in this beautiful country, I was asked to write a blog to provide some insight into this talk. Original works published on

Webcasts and More Security Conferences…

What a fantastic few months it's been. After the excitement of BHUSA died down, I put my head down and started looking at ways of improving my EPP research. I received some "interesting" feedback from my BH talk, mostly positive, but like with all things, some not so great. With over 800+ people in the

Hacker Summer Camp 2017 (Review)

With Hacker Summer Camp 2017 over, recovery process completed, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my first ever experience and thank so people along the way. As an Australian, getting over to Las Vegas off your own back can be challenging, but given I have spent the past 2 years here, the

The Road to Black Hat 2017

I have been to many conferences in my career but physically attending BlackHat has always been on my career bucket list. Regardless of the crowd warnings and occasionally hearing feedback like, "it's not like what it use to be", this was the year I wanted to say, "been there, done that, got the t-shirt"... For

Endpoint Security Testing – Part I

To NGAV, or EDR, that is the question! Six months ago I was told that we were looking at replacing our current AV solution. As a security person, in the past 15 years most things have crossed my path, but I had never really looked that deeply into AV, so this was an exciting project

Don’t Leave Your Passion At The Door!

Over the past few weeks a few colleagues have reached out to me seeking advice on their Information Security career. Their questions range from: how to get that next job? what type of opportunity should I look for? how do I grow myself? but if I don’t have enough experience how I can’t find a

Do we self-sabotage?

With the 2016 New Year upon us, I find myself reflecting on the past 15 years of my Information Technology and Security career. Throughout 2015 I read various articles on gender gap, women in cyber security, tips and tricks, but I often ask myself, as women in InfoSec, do we sometimes self-sabotage our own careers?