CybHER Conversations – July 2020

 

July 1, 2020: Matt Paulson, Founder of MarketBeat
July 8, 2020: Buzz Hillestad, Sr. VP, Information Security Consultant, SBS CyberSecurity
July 15, 2020: Dyann Bradbury, ex-Director of IT, Ameritas
July 22, 2020: Alyssa Miller, Hacker, Security Advocate, Author, Public Speaker
July 29, 2020: Noureen Njoroge, Cybersecurity Consulting Engineering, Cisco Systems
Matt Paulson

Matt Paulson

Founder of MarketBeat

Matt Paulson is the founder of MarketBeat, a South Dakota-based financial technology platform that attracts more than 15 million website visitors each month. Through his books, his venture capital efforts, and his startup community leadership, he is a leading voice on technology startups and entrepreneurship in South Dakota.

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Buzz Hillestad

Buzz Hillestad

Sr. VP, Information Security Consultant at SBS CyberSecurity

Buzz Hillestad received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Dakota State University. Hillestad was trained in three Masters-level security programs by the SANS Institute in Ethical Hacking, Incident Response, and Digital Forensics. He has obtained his GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) certification from the Global Information Assurance Certification authority. He has over 24 years of Information Technology work experience and over 16 years of Information Security work experience, including experience in highly regulated industries such as financial, health, and government. Hillestad has authored many publications and is a national public speaker on Cybersecurity topics. Hillestad is the Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) team lead, Senior Vice President Information Security Consultant, and an instructor for the SBS Institute at SBS CyberSecurity LLC.

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Dyann Bradbury

Dyann Bradbury

ex-Director of IT at Ameritas

Dyann Bradbury is an IT Security Executive with nearly 15 years of progressive experience in corporate information technology, compliance, and security risk management with a focus on SOX (Section 404), PCI, and NIST risk framework. Bradbury has extensive experience establishing IT security, compliance, and risk management programs. Bradbury also served as President of InfraGard National Members Alliance. InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and private sector businesses, academic institutions, federal / state / local law enforcement agencies to share information and intelligence to prevent hostile physical and cyber acts against the United States. Bradbury also served on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Information Security Awareness (CfISA). The CfISA is an association founded by leading security experts, academics, and fraud experts to improve awareness of threats of identity theft, cybercrime, and inadequate data management to individuals, workplaces, law enforcement, and the nation. Bradbury is a Cofounder of CyberSpace Camp – camp held at Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Memorial Foundation Education Complex to educate high school girls on STEM+, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Privacy & Ethics.

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Alyssa Miller

Alyssa Miller

Hacker, Security Advocate, Author, Public Speaker

Alyssa Miller (CISM) is a life-long hacker, security advocate, author, and public speaker with almost 15 years of experience in security roles. She has always had a passion for deconstructing technology, particularly since buying her first computer at the age of 12 teaching herself BASIC programming. In her career, Alyssa has performed all forms of security assessments but given her developer background, she has a dedication to application security. She specializes in working with business and security leaders to design and deploy effective security programs that strengthen enterprise security posture.

Alyssa is also committed to advocating for improving security practices. Not only does she speak internationally at various industry, vendor, and corporate events, Alyssa also engages in the community through her online content, media appearances, and security community activism. Her journey through security was recently featured in Cybercrime Magazine. She’s also been recognized in Peerlyst’s e-Book “50 Influential Penetration Testers”. Alyssa is a chapter leader for Women of Security (WoSEC), Advisory Board Member for BlueTeam Con, and serves on the review board for DevSec Con. She is currently an Application Security Advocate for London-based Snyk Ltd.

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Noureen Njoroge

Noureen Njoroge

Cybersecurity Consulting Engineering at Cisco Systems

Noureen Njoroge is a passionate Cybersecurity specialist, a global keynote speaker, award winner of Cisco 2019 Cybersecurity Champion and is listed among the Top 30 Most Admired Minority Professionals in Cybersecurity by SeQure World Magazine, UK. She currently works at Cisco Systems as a Cybersecurity Consulting Engineer. Noureen is a people’s leader and very passionate about mentoring others. She is the owner of the Mentor & Mentee women in Cybersecurity group on LinkedIn, Founder of the Global mentoring program at Cisco, and the president of North Carolina Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Affiliate chapter. Noureen Njoroge has continued to be the advocate for many women in the IT industry. She volunteers in both local and international speaking engagements advocating for women. Her voice can be heard on several podcasts advocating for all in this industry. Noureen is very passionate about mentoring others and being the voice of many. Noureen sets an example for others to follow in her hard work to keep ahead of the pack in a rapidly changing industry, her commitment to generously share insights on an ongoing basis, and her desire to help clients protect their business and their data in a complex and uncertain world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) and a graduate of the Cybersecurity program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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