Category: Motivation

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

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

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

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?