Thriving Thursday: My Journey To Cybersecurity

EvolveSec - Chicago Cybersecurity
EvolveSec - Chicago Cybersecurity
Public group


358 W. Ontario - 3W · Chicago, il

How to find us

When you arrive at the main building entrance, buzz #03. Take elevator/stairs to the 3rd Floor. The EvolveSec event will be in the back room.

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March is Women’s History Month! And, professionals in cybersecurity are literally making history as we speak, thanks to its ever changing, ever evolving nature! Join us for a special panel of women who will be sharing their personal experiences about entering the cybersecurity field and their career path.

This EvolveSec will be great for anyone who is looking to learn about different pathways of entering the cybersecurity field to how to grow in the cybersecurity field.

Come ready with your questions! The panelists will share a bit about themselves and their backgrounds. We’ll be sure to cover topics like: What are some cybersecurity career paths? What kind of education is necessary to get started? Why is it important to close the cybersecurity gender gap? Why do women love cybersecurity? Any tips for women and men entering cybersecurity.

3.14 means ... it will also be Pi Day! So pie, pizza and refreshments will be provided!

About Aleksandra Vold
Aleksandra’s emphasis on cybersecurity offers clients a critical safeguard. Her practice is devoted to privacy breach response and preparedness, payment card industry standards and investigations, and advising on how to identify, evaluate and manage first- and third-party data privacy and security risks. She coordinates a skilled team including forensic and public relations professionals, and notification vendors to protect her clients' reputation. Aleksandra’s strengths in cybersecurity are bolstered by her representation of startups and closely held technology companies in a variety of commercial disputes, including intellectual property, trade secrets, federal labor law and contract matters. Aleksandra frequently advises clients on compliance with state, federal and international laws and regulations.

About Ariel Ehrlich
Ariel has always loved technology and working with computers but never considered it as a career. She studied environmental science and geology in college but after graduating she decided against going to law school and instead that she wanted to work in IT. Ariel participated in the very first Evolve Security Academy cohort and that experience ignited her passion in cybersecurity and gave her the fundamentals to pursue a career in this exciting field. Since then, she has worked in application security at United Airlines, originally running the Bug Bounty program and more recently moved to the ethical hacking team, focusing on pentesting web apps.

About Chantel Sims
After going through Evolve Security’s bootcamp, Chantel went into the cyber security field as an Jr Information Security Analyst where she monitors and scans for cyber threats, conducts penetration tests, and strengthens the security posture of her company. She loves all things ethical hacking and red teaming and will be joining her first red team this summer. She aspires to mentor other women entering the field and hopes to start her own Offensive Security firm in the future. In her spare time, she works on security related home projects and is preparing for more certifications that will enhance her ethical hacking skills.

Sponsored by TEK Systems!
At TEKsystems, we’re obsessed with technology. Its power to change everything. Technology fuels our passion for and commitment to helping organizations do what they set out to. When we engage, we bring fresh ideas that help you galvanize your performance. Refine your strategy. Spark new energy. The future—and how we get there—depends on those who build, connect, create and transform our world. The most successful and innovative businesses are already doing it, and we’re skilled experts at bringing in the team they need to thrive.

In partnership with Chicago Cybersecurity Meetup!

Street parking is available.