All Episodes of CybHER Conversations

CybHER Conversations offers students a chance to connect with experts making significant contributions in the fields of cybersecurity and technology. These professionals hail from a variety of industries and roles, united by their desire to inspire students by showcasing the diverse career paths available in these dynamic fields. Open to K-12 students, teachers, and parents, CybHER Conversations aims to broaden horizons and fuel curiosity about the potential futures in technology and security.

2023

In this episode, our guest is May Brooks-Kempler, a seasoned Information Security consultant with over 20 years of experience in the fields of Information and Cyber Security. After years of consulting and leading security groups, May shifted her focus toward human factors. She founded Helena, a consulting firm specializing in enhancing security awareness.

In this episode, our guest is Donna Gregg, the head of the Asymmetric Operations Sector at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). With a team of approximately 1,600 staff under her leadership, she focuses on four mission areas aimed at advancing the nation’s capabilities to counter asymmetric threats, whether they are human-made or naturally occurring. 

In this episode, our guest is Nancy Muriithi, a cybersecurity engineer at Platcorp Group in Kenya. Not only is she a key player in safeguarding digital systems against potential threats, but Nancy also coordinates programs and operations at SheHacks, an organization dedicated to boosting cybersecurity awareness.

In this episode, we’re joined by Lianne, who is spearheading the SecOps division for Europe’s largest greenfield technology transformation initiative. Tasked with constructing a cutting-edge security team from the ground up, she is aligning with the requirements of a forward-thinking retail organization. 

In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Jennifer Cox, who brings over 18 years of experience in technology and cybersecurity to the table. They lead a team that collaborates with tech professionals across EMEA to cultivate best practices and strategies for cyber exposure prevention.

In this episode, we’re joined by Janice Sanders, a former educator turned Security Engineer. With a decade of teaching experience, she pivoted to cybersecurity three years ago, self-studying and completing a cybersecurity program at no charge.

2022 and before

In this episode, we’re speaking with Aimee, the CISO at UnitedHealth Group. She leads a cybersecurity team dedicated to countering cyber threats and maintaining IT governance.

In this episode, we talk with Renee Wynn, an independent board member with a 30-year track record in environmental policy, IT, cybersecurity, and risk management.

In this episode, our guest is Ritu Chadha, a Senior Research Director at Peraton Labs heading the Machine Learning and Data Analytics Research department.