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Getting Into Infosec

By Ayman Elsawah (@coffeewithayman)

Interviews with people who have transitioned and got jobs in #infosec and #cybersecurity so you can learn and be inspired from their experience. There is no linear path into the field of Information Security, so the hope is that you will resonate with at least one of the guests. Some of my guests were teachers, paralegals, librarians, military vets, developers, and IT help desk techs (to name a few) before transitioning. Also featuring "spoof" ads poking fun at the industry.

  1. 1.
    Dr. Eric Cole - Accidental CIA Hacker To Fortune 500 Security Advisory To Entrepreneur01/11/2021
    49:17
  2. 2.
    Lisa Jiggetts - From Navy Cook To Pentester To Non-Profit Founder!11/23/2020
    41:46
  3. 3.
    Eric Strom - From Lawyer to FBI Cyber Division Unit Chief10/24/2020
    44:25
  4. 4.
    ICS Gabe - Electrical Engineer to Accidental Cybersecurity ICS Expert10/10/2020
    58:53
  5. 5.
    BONUS - Lisa Jiggetts - Salary Negotiations08/15/2020
    15:55
  6. 6.
    Switching Into Infosec Success Story And Lessons Learned07/16/2020
    9:41
  7. 7.
    Black Lives Matter06/01/2020
    0:41
  8. 8.
    BONUS - Announcing Getting Into Infosec BITES05/14/2020
    3:30
  1. 9.
    Kavya Pearlman - From Hairstylist to CISO to XR Superhero04/18/2020
    43:13
  2. 10.
    BONUS - Pandemic and The Coming Recession / Depression04/02/2020
    6:04
  3. 11.
    Syntax - Arrested Teenager to Motorcycle Racer To Pentester03/10/2020
    49:50
  4. 12.
    Bonus - Cyber Security Job Search Frustrations (Ivan)03/07/2020
    2:12
  5. 13.
    Bonus - Cyber Security Job Search Frustrations (Zoe)03/06/2020
    4:29
  6. 14.
    Bonus - Cyber Security Job Search Frustrations (Jayesh)03/05/2020
    3:28
  7. 15.
    Bonus - David Zeichick - Cybersecurity College Professor03/04/2020
    11:23
  8. 16.
    Tanya Janca - From Insecure Developer to Appsec, Diversity/Inclusion Advocate, and Mentor02/23/2020
    42:43
  9. 17.
    Nick Vissari - Engineering Dropout to Math Tutor to Security Architect/Engineer02/04/2020
    37:42
  10. 18.
    Page Glave - Professor of Kinesiology to Cybersecurity Analyst!11/16/2019
    34:20
  11. 19.
    Nick Jeswald - Confessions of a Cybersecurity Recruiter (Part 2)11/02/2019
    50:14
  12. 20.
    Nick Jeswald - Confessions of a Cybersecurity Recruiter (Part 1)10/25/2019
    36:48
  13. 21.
    September 2019 Update09/23/2019
    2:03
  14. 22.
    Fareedah Shaheed - From Tech Curious to Information Security07/31/2019
    35:10
  15. 23.
    BONUS - Updates, Defcon, More07/26/2019
    4:10
  16. 24.
    Keya Horiuchi - From Teacher, Filmmaker, and Website Design to Security Engineer!06/15/2019
    32:16
  17. 25.
    BONUS - Audiobook Sample!06/04/2019
    3:49
  18. 26.
    Hossam Mohamed - Young Hacker to "Not A Security Researcher"05/26/2019
    31:38
  19. 27.
    BONUS - Consuming VS Producing05/21/2019
    1:59
  20. 28.
    Izzy - Random and Unplanned: From Annuities to ISO!05/12/2019
    39:23
  21. 29.
    David Scrobonia - Lifelong builder, Appsec Engineer, Creator of ZAP Heads Up Display05/03/2019
    37:38
  22. 30.
    BONUS - Cliff's Notes To The First 20 Episodes!04/27/2019
    30:50
  23. 31.
    BONUS - MCOHMI New Song, Trap Music, and Domain Song Background04/17/2019
    3:54
  24. 32.
    Leron Gray - From Navy E6 to Pentester, SANS Mentor and Nerdcore Rapper!04/12/2019
    42:43
  25. 33.
    Jared Folkins - 18 YRO Manager To Education Security To Human Hero04/03/2019
    57:55
  26. 34.
    Masha Sedova - From Generations of CS to Behavioral Science and Entrepreneurship03/22/2019
    45:40
  27. 35.
    BONUS - InfosecJon Learns Trust But Verify The HARD way03/20/2019
    6:50
  28. 36.
    InfosecJon - From Rudderless Youth to Navy Engineer to Security Professional03/16/2019
    48:51
  29. 37.
    InfosecSherpa - From Travel Agent to Law Librarian to Security Analyst!03/01/2019
    47:01
  30. 38.
    Adrian Kaylor - From Network Admin to Trainer to Sales Engineer for Life02/22/2019
    38:26
  31. 39.
    Nipun Gupta - From Security Consultant to Security Innovator02/09/2019
    25:22
  32. 40.
    BONUS - My Book is OUT: Breaking IN: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Career in Information Security01/25/2019
    0:25
  33. 41.
    Marcus Carey - Childhood Builder/Breaker to Navy Cryptologist to Founder and Mentor01/11/2019
    45:59
  34. 42.
    Jack Rhysider - From Odd-jobs to Network Analyst to SOC Architect to... Darknet Diaries!01/01/2019
    50:35
  35. 43.
    Yaron Levi - Entrepreneur to Security Architect to CISO and Security Champion12/25/2018
    37:14
  36. 44.
    InfoSteph - From Journalism to IT Support to Security Analyst12/18/2018
    57:54
  37. 45.
    Virtual Kyle Kennedy - Stories, not resumes: Breaking educational and other barriers in cybersecurity12/11/2018
    17:01
  38. 46.
    Elvis Chan - From Making Computer Chips to FBI Supervisory Special Agent!12/04/2018
    37:35
  39. 47.
    Clay Wells - From SysAdmin to Security Architect to Con Organizer!11/27/2018
    38:27
  40. 48.
    BONUS: Robin Stuart - Road to Becoming a Cyber Crime Author11/18/2018
    18:06
  41. 49.
    Robin Stuart - From Paralegal to Malware Researcher (and Cyber Crime Author!)11/13/2018
    43:57
  42. 50.
    Rob Carson - From USMC Infantry Officer to Information Security Officer11/06/2018
    35:19
  43. 51.
    Matt Toth - From Slinky Network Support Engineer to Security Sales Engineer10/30/2018
    1:02:29
  44. 52.
    Christina Hanson - From HOA Manager to Headfirst Into InfoSec!10/22/2018
    44:21
  45. 53.
    0day - From "Geek Squad" tech to DevSecOps10/15/2018
    42:35
  46. 54.
    Dan Borges - From Infosec ITAdmin to Red Teamer to CTF Organizer10/08/2018
    1:00:18
  47. 55.
    Trailer09/05/2018
    0:29

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