I’m so in love with this girl and her energy! Every time I talk to Stephanie I get a boost of confidence because she is such a badass that it’s contagious. This girl means business: from her career in cybersecurity to empowering minorities in tech to be unapologetically themselves!
Follow Stephanie on social media and learn about her story below!
I’m a California native who loves travel, makeup, fitness and art. I’ve spent my career helping the world’s largest companies better secure their networks to mitigate the risk of falling prey to the next big cyber attack and am extremely passionate about helping minorities to be unapologetically themselves in tech. I aim to serve as an example of how to let your minority status fuel your professional life.
How did you get into tech?
My background is in cybersecurity and I spent about 4 years consulting as an Ethical Hacker for some of the largest companies in the world. I chanced into cybersecurity my last year of college when I signed up for an ethical hacking class because I wanted to learn how to pick a lock, and haven’t looked back since. This has proven to be the most rewarding and simultaneously challenging field and I love the fast pace at which everything changes!
What languages/technologies do you have the most experience in?
Cyber Security/Ethical Hacking/Incident Response/Digital Forensics/Breach investigations
What are you currently learning/practising?
Currently learning how businesses operate in Latin America to start building out my company’s presence there 🙂
What are your favourite resources to learn/stay updated on tech?
I subscribe to a number of RSS feeds through Feedly. I really like Dark Reading.
What would people learn about by following you?
That owning every aspect of your identity empowers you to have a more gratifying career and more substantive professional relationships.
What inspired you to start sharing your experiences on social media?
“If she can’t see you, she can’t be you”
How can we get in touch with you?
iPhone or Android?
Dogs or cats?
What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?
What’s the next place you want to travel to?
How many hours of sleep do you need to get to feel like yourself?
What is your superpower?
I don’t get hangovers 😉
Wait what? You don’t get hangovers? I’m so jealous!!
Stephanie and I have collaborated in a video about Phishing and how to recognise it, watch it below:
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