We Hack Purple Podcast

The weekly We Hack Purple Podcast is live every Thursday from 6:00-6:30 PM PST. We feature a diverse range of guests from all walks of InfoSec life to talk about security, with host Tanya Janca (also known as SheHacksPurple).

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Ayodele Odubela

Episode 31 with Guest Ayodele Odubela

Date to be determined 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a Data Scientist, with Ayodele Odubela! She is a Data Scientist working on driver risk mitigation at SambaSafety in Denver, CO. She earned her Master's degree in Data Science after transitioning to tech from social media marketing. Twitter

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Swathi Joshi

Episode 32 with Swathi Joshi

Thursday April 8th 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be an Engineering Manager, in Detection and Response! Swathi Joshi leads Netflix's Detection and Response team which focuses on managing the inevitable security incidents that arise and building detection pipelines to minimize risk to Netflix. Prior to Netflix, she was an Engagement Manager and Escalations Manager at Mandiant/FireEye, helping companies defend against Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). Swathi was born in Mangalore, India. She received her Master's degree in Information Security and Assurance from George Mason University and sits on the board of https://sdie.org. Twitter

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Annie Hedgpeth

Episode 33 with Annie Hedgpeth

Thursday April 15th 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a Senior Cloud Automation Engineer, with Annie Hedgpeth! Through configuration management, provisioning infrastructure as code, integration testing and compliance automation through InSpec, and CI/CD, Annie’s aim is always to make the right thing to do the easy thing to do. Twitter

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Quesion Bennett

Episode 34 with Guest Quesion Bennett

Thursday April 22nd 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a Senior Consultant who is a Cloud Security Engineer, with Quesion Bennett! Twitter

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Zenobia Godschalk

Episode 35 with Guest Zenobia Godschalk

Thursday April 29th 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be the CEO of Zag Communications, with Zenobia Godschalk! Zenobia is the founder and CEO of ZAG Communications, a digital marketing, PR, and IR firm that has launched and scaled global, multi-billion dollar enterprise tech companies, focused on cybersecurity. Twitter

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Abhi Arora

Episode 36 with Guest Abhi Arora

Thursday May 6th 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a CPO of a DevSecOps Product startup, with Abhi Arora! Twitter

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Ritu Gill

Episode 37 with Guest Ritu Gill

Thursday May 13th 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a Open Source Intelligence Analyst, with Ritu Gill, AKA OSINT Techniques! Twitter

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Farah Hawa

Episode 38 with Guest Farah Hawa

Thursday May 20th 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a Application Security Engineer at Bugcrowd, with Farah Hawa! A note from Farah: I'm Farah Hawa. I work as an Application Security Engineer at Bugcrowd. I'm a part-time bug bounty hunter and I also create technical content for bug bounty hunters & web application pentesters and interview some amazing people in infosec for my YouTube! Twitter

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Haiyan Song

Episode 39 with guest Haiyan Song

Thursday May 27th 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be the executive Vice President at F5, with Haiyan Song! She has had a very long career in security and Tanya is looking forward to delving into Haiyan's career path, and tips she has to share! Twitter

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Magda Chelly

Episode 40 with Guest Magda Chelly

Thursday June 3rd 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a PhD, S-CISO, CISSP, AND the Head of Cyber Risk Consulting at Marsh Singapore! She's also a leader for WoSEC Singapore, has run many security events such as CTFs for girls and women, and so, so much more. Join us to listen in! Twitter

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Alyssa Miller

Episode 41 with guest Alyssa Miller

Thursday June 10th 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a BISO (Business Information Security Officer)! Alyssa has had a very exciting career, and has a LOT to share with us on how to climb the career ladder in Cyber! Twitter

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Melissa Benua
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Mari Galloway
Kim Lamoureux

Episode 8 with Tracie Martin!

Thursday October 8th 2020, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a Principal Security Engineer for IoT with Tracie Martin! She's had a weird and interesting career doing things like protecting missile systems, working for counterintelligence at NATO and now is passionate about protecting the internet of Things. Twitter

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Anshu Bansal
Tyrone E. Wilson

Episode 12 with Guest Tyrone E. Wilson

Thursday November 5th 2020, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a Founder & President of a Cyber Security Company, with Tyrone E. Wilson! He is a passionate information security professional with 24 years of experience in information technology and has a mission to improve as many lives as possible through education in cybersecurity. Join us to hear what his business does, how he started it, his meetup (D.C. Cybersecurity Professionals ) and so more! Twitter

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Kim Crawley
Shira Shamban
Teuta Hyseni
Gabrielle Botbol
Shelly Giesbrecht

Episode 17 with Guest Shelly Giesbrecht

Thursday December 10th 2020, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a Principal Consultant doing Incident Response, with Shelly Giesbrecht! A long-time admirer of smart people, PowerShelly works hard to surround herself in people she can learn from. This is particularly easy to do in her day job as a Principal Consultant (IR) for CrowdStrike. She is frequently found wearing a bow-tie and some for reason. Twitter

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Brian Anderson

Episode 20 with Guest Brian Anderson

Thursday January 14th 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a Information Security Officer\Service Delivery and Operations Manager, with Brian Anderson! In Brian's own words: "I'm an InfoSec Manager who straddles both Security and pure IT roles. I've been in IT and InfoSec for almost 20 years. I fell into this by accident, couldn't dig my way out, so I decided to dig in." We are in for a treat! Twitter

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Episode 23 with Guest Allie Mellen

Thursday February 4th 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a Security Strategist, with Allie Mellen! In her own words: I've spent several years in cybersecurity and have been recognized globally for my security research. Over the past ten years, I've held various engineering, development, and consulting roles in the technology sector and received a B.S. degree in Computer Twitter

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Episode 26 with Guest Barbara Schachner

Thursday February 25th 2021, 6:00 pm PST

Learn what it's like to be a Security Architect, with Barbara Schachner! Barbara is a Security Architect at Dynatrace. She has spent half of her 15 years of experience in the security industry on the defensive side and has built and led the Red Team at Siemens.

After moving to the defensive side, she has worked as a security officer at Siemens before joining Dynatrace where she is passionate about working with people to find easy-to-use but reliable ways to improve security in architecture, code and devops workflows.

When she is not engaging with developers and architects, she can be found on tennis courts or enjoying nature in Austria. Twitter

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