Getting Into Infosec show

Getting Into Infosec

Summary: Stories of how others got into Information Security, their experiences, lessons learned, and advice about getting in. Listen for an "Easter Egg" in each show! If you benefited from an episode, please take a moment to thank our guests for taking the time and sharing their story. Subscribe to stay in touch with updates!

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  • Artist: Ayman Elsawah (@coffeewithayman)
  • Copyright: © 2019 Ayman Elsawah


 Masha Sedova - From Generations of CS to Behavioral Science and Entrepreneurship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:40

Masha Sedova comes from a history of computer scientists! She loves challenges and is currently tackling the human side of security through data, psychology, and behavioral science.

 BONUS - InfosecJon Learns Trust But Verify The HARD way | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:50

InfosecJon expands on some CRAZY follies he experienced during his times in the Navy. Many times he comes close to a fatal or catastrophic experience. He learns through trial by fire, literally, to trust but verify!

 InfosecJon - From Rudderless Youth to Navy Engineer to Security Professional | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:51

InfosecJon runs a website cataloging his learning and dedicated to helping others get in the field. He shares his personal story from a directionless youth to enlisting in the Navy (and it's follies) and his tribulations getting into the field.

 InfosecSherpa - From Travel Agent to Law Librarian to Security Analyst! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:01

Little does the Information Security community know, but among us are experts at OSINT. They lurk behind friendly faces, waiting to be asked questions. They are librarians!

 Adrian Kaylor - From Network Admin to Trainer to Sales Engineer for Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:26

Adrian is the nerd brought in to talk to other nerds. He did not have a direct path to Security, but every role he had in his career helped him in his next role and in security. He shares some hilarious stories as well as

 Nipun Gupta - From Security Consultant to Security Innovator | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:22

Nipun graduated during the recession, but found a job as a consultant which helped him gain experience quickly. He was in fact discouraged to pursue a career in information security due to his immigrant status. Nipun is now a Cyber Security Executive focused on innovation.

 BONUS - My Book is OUT: Breaking IN: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Career in Information Security | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:25

Hi Everyone! I'm really excited to announce my book! You can find it on Amazon (link below) or at

 Marcus Carey - Childhood Builder/Breaker to Navy Cryptologist to Founder and Mentor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:59

Marcus Carey has been hacking since we was five. A true MacGuyver he had to make due with little resources available to him. He later enrolled for the Navy, worked for 3 letter agencies including the NSA, and now has his own security startup. Marcus shares a TON with us in this episode.

 Jack Rhysider - From Odd-jobs to Network Analyst to SOC Architect to... Darknet Diaries! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:35

Jack Rhysider's origin story. With an engineering background Jack found himself doing odd jobs at first. Looking to get back into tech he "certed" up and got a job in the NOC (Network Operation Center) and eventually became a SOC architect building a SOC from scratch. Looking to do something different, he started Dark Net Diaries and it's been an adventure since!

 Yaron Levi - Entrepreneur to Security Architect to CISO and Security Champion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:14

Yaron Levi is the CISO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. We talk about what he looks for in people when hiring in Infosec and a time when he took a chance on someone (against the opinion of his peers) and his chance was a big success. We also discuss a breach he had to deal with only 3 months into his job!

 InfoSteph - From Journalism to IT Support to Security Analyst | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:54

Steph is brand new to the infosec field! We go over her interesting and eventful path into Information Security, reflections on her role today, and some really interesting war stories!

 Virtual Kyle Kennedy - Stories, not resumes: Breaking educational and other barriers in cybersecurity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:01

Today's episode is a reading of an amazing written by Kyle Kennedy, president of The reading is performed by Allison, an IBM Watson personality. I also go through some recent resources discovered to help you on your journey to a Career in Infosec.

 Elvis Chan - From Making Computer Chips to FBI Supervisory Special Agent! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:35

Elvis Chan is a Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan, who works cyber security matters for the FBI San Francisco Division. We discuss how we got into the FBI, Life in the FBI CyberSecurity Division, and how to get involved.

 Clay Wells - From SysAdmin to Security Architect to Con Organizer! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:46

Clay Wells ... Security Architect, Musician, Defcon Blue Team Village Co-Organizer, and organizer of the first annual WOPR Summit. Clay shares some really insightful tips on making it Information Security, as well as a really interesting war story from recently. WOPR Summit is March 1st, 2019 in Atlantic City!

 BONUS: Robin Stuart - Road to Becoming a Cyber Crime Author | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:06

Robin Stuart is a debut author in cyber crime fiction with a short story called "SegFault" in the Sisters in Crime NorCal anthology [Fault Lines][4] , which is due out in early 2019!!!


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