We Hack Purple Podcast Episode 67 with Jeremy Ventura
In this episode of the We Hack Purple podcast host Tanya Janca met with Jeremy Ventura of ThreatX, to discuss how we can help more people from underrepresented groups into tech and specifically into the field of Cybersecurity / InfoSec. How do we get them a seat at the table? How can we share knowledge and educate people en mass? Can we advocate for others? (Spoiler alert: Jeremy and I gave several examples of both sides of that equation) We talked about “Saying yes more often!” when we are asked to do something a bit outside our comfort zone, if it might bring us new opportunities. We talked about imposter syndrome, different learning styles, and that you can come from any career, education or background, and there’s a place for YOU in our field!
Jeremy also shared some links and events too!
EXploring Cyber Security – web cast Date unknown – early March
Article about #CyberMentoringMonday, read here: Article about mentoring and advocacy
Jeremy Ventura is a cybersecurity professional, specializing in advising organizations on information security best practices. He has years of experience in vulnerability management, email security, incident response and security center operations. At ThreatX, he is responsible for the development and presentation of thought leadership across all areas of cybersecurity. Ventura is an industry leader that can regularly be seen in media, blog posts, podcasts and at speaking events. Previously, Ventura worked at Gong, Mimecast, Tenable and IBM, among other security organizations. Ventura holds a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity and Homeland Security.
Very special thanks to our sponsor: The Diana Initiative!
The Diana Initiative Is: A diversity-driven conference committed to helping all underrepresented people in Information Security. This year the theme is “Lead the Change.”
The Diana Initiative is seeking sponsors for their annual event happening Monday August 7, 2023 in Las Vegas – https://www.dianainitiative.org/sponsor/ for more information
The Diana Initiative Call For Presentations opens on March 1, if you have a topic you want to share submit at tdi. https://tdi.mobi/CFP
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