How to Kill Impostors Syndrome by Discussing how you Developed it in the First Place

Recently, I was given the opportunity to speak at the high school I graduated at to students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program. 75% of AVID students are from low socioeconomic status background, and 80% are underrepresented students. However, these students outperform their peers in crucial metrics regarding college acceptance, retention, and graduation … Continue reading How to Kill Impostors Syndrome by Discussing how you Developed it in the First Place

The D.U.C. Model – A New Solution to Providing Great Personal Security

Everyday, security professionals use acronyms to describe things in their jobs. We have acronyms for certifications (OSCP, CISSP, GSEC), compliance standards (NIST/FIPS, HIPAA, GDPR), and job titles (CEO, CISO, CTO). We use the acronyms to help us understand what others are talking about or referring to, and to make talking much easier too. Many companies … Continue reading The D.U.C. Model – A New Solution to Providing Great Personal Security

How I learned About Security by NOT Studying Security

October was National Cyber Security Awareness month! It was also possibly one of the busiest times in a college student’s semester…Midterm season. I am currently in my second year of school studying Information Systems, am actively involved in a sorority on campus, and work part-time. Balancing what work you NEED to do to get your … Continue reading How I learned About Security by NOT Studying Security

Buggin’ Out Over Bounties – My First Steps into Bug Hunting

For the past year or so, I've been watching some of my friends and mentors participate in bug bounty programs. The programs are offered by many websites and organizations, where individuals can receive recognition and monetary compensation for reporting bugs related to security flaws. I've been itching to participate in one for a while, but … Continue reading Buggin’ Out Over Bounties – My First Steps into Bug Hunting

How I Learned to Stop Giving a Sh!t and Learned to Love DEF CON

My first DEF CON was in August 2019 attending DEF CON 27. I was able to attend due to the generous people that donate regularly to Women in Security and Privacy (WISP), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to advancing women's careers in information security and privacy. While DC27 was my first DEF CON, it was … Continue reading How I Learned to Stop Giving a Sh!t and Learned to Love DEF CON