Note: This is a special episode with @KeirstenBrager, the closing keynote speaker for this weekend's Diana Initiative virtual conference.
Keirsten Brager is a Sr. Security Consultant/NERC-CIP SME in critical infrastructure and was recently named one of Dark Reading’s top women in security quietly changing the game. She is also the author Secure The InfoSec Bag: Six Figure Career Guide for Women in Security. She produced this resource to help women strategically plan their careers, diversify their incomes, and fire bad bosses. Keirsten holds a M.S. in Cybersecurity and several industry certifications, including GICSP & CISSP. In her free time, she loves sharing career advice, studying Black history, and convincing women not to quit the industry.
Diana Initiative Schedule: https://www.dianainitiative.org/schedule/
Diana Initiative Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-diana-initiative-2020-tickets-112263061840
Topic/ Chapter List:
00:02:14 Meet Keirsten
00:02:30 "Excited and Terrified"
00:04:47 Origin Story
00:07:13 Do we have a cybersecurity skills shortage?
00:08:47 Biggest myth in the industry
00:11:06 People, Process, Technology
00:12:50 Advice to those who are new
00:18:40 Cautiously Optimistic on Progress
00:20:32 Give back to the community FIRST
00:23:03 Example: Last June Job Change and Linked In
00:26:10 Uplift and be uplifted
00:26:36 The Diana Initiative http://dianainitiative.org
00:28:22 About Keirsten's keynote: SDLC
00:29:00 using SMART goals
00:31:36 What are "SMART" goals?
00:37:00 Career moves
00:39:01 "Circle of Excellence"
00:41:25 Money, money, money
00:42:20 Negotiating benefits and salary
00:44:48 Advice to a younger Keirsten
00:49:20 Signing off, wrapping up