- 2024-03-30 - Start/Hack Your Cybersecurity Career + Lightning TalkHacker Dojo, Mountain View, CA
Lightning Talk - Security AI-washer or Security AI-loather? You are fired anyway!
This session attempts to determine if what a Security Architect does in his work can be done by AI.
It will include ideas on adopting the same approach for other security pros and even other knowledge workers.
Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, including data center, Web apps, and cloud security in several market segments, including telecom, financial, energy, health, etc.
Main Talk - Beginner's Blueprint: Start/Hack Your Cybersecurity Career.
Join us for an exciting exploration into the art of hacking your way into the cybersecurity industry and starting your career.
Uncover the strategic shortcuts, mindset shifts, skills needed, and actionable steps that transform ambition into tangible professional achievements.
This talk is your roadmap to navigate the fast lane to success(landing your first job), providing insights, anecdotes, and proven strategies to kickstart your career journey. Get ready to hack your way in just six months (if you are serious) !
Embark on a transformative journey with this talk designed for individuals aspiring to kickstart their cybersecurity careers. Perfect for those with the passion but unsure where to begin, this session offers valuable insights and practical guidance, providing a clear roadmap for newcomers to the cybersecurity realm. Discover the essential starting points and gain clarity on the crucial elements needed to embark on a successful cybersecurity career.
Pavel is born in Bulgaria, but he lives in the states since 2018.
During his life he was working for IBM && CISCO in the IT field and in few startups as a Product Designer.
Recently he made the transition to the cybersecurity world and is currently working for Nokia as a Information Security Analyst.
Graduated "Cybersecurity Risk Management" in University of Washington in a NSA backed up program.
Holds Certificates by SANS, CompTIA, EC-Council, TryHackMe, Palo Alto Networks and others.
- 2024-04-20 - Forecasting Data BreachesHacker Dojo, Mountain View, CA
Data breaches are not as random as you might think. Building upon previous work forecasting fraud among business customers, we discovered something often overlooked by practitioners. Insufficient staffing is a strong predictor of data breach, and surprisingly, audit staff is just as effective at preventing a data breach as staff working in information technology.
This session will demonstrate how cybersecurity data breach can be accurately forecast based upon the number of employees overall, and the number of employees with certain certifications that relate to cybersecurity. You will learn how this approach of measuring cybersecurity could help your organization to set risk appetite goals in terms of expected frequency of data breach and to right size the cybersecurity team to meet these goals.
Dr. Thomas Lee is the CEO of VivoSecurity, a Silicon Valley based company focused on data collection, regression modeling and A.I. to bring predictability to the randomness of data breach. In cybersecurity, Thomas has developed models to forecast fraud in online banking, probability for PII data breach, probability for lawsuits and costs in the event of a PII data breach, and the likelihood of a shareholder lawsuit for public companies in the event of a stock drop. He has developed models to forecast PII data breaches by state and models to forecast the number of data breaches in the healthcare industry. Thomas has been an invited speaker at the Richmond Fed research conference 2018, invited participant at Richmond Fed cyber security workshop 2019, invited speaker at O.R.X Toronto & Milan 2018, speaker at OpRisk North America 2018, ACAMS panelist 2019, PRMIA NYC & BCG 2018, ISACA chapters in Toronto, and Silicon Valley 2022, and Silicon Valley Affiliate of WiSyS 2022; In 2023, Thomas has spoken at ISACA chapters in Silicon Valley, Orange County, Boise, Memphis, Sacramento, Arkansas, and Central Ohio. He was a panelist at ISACA Silicon Valley Digital Trust Summit in 2023. In 2024, Thomas was an invited speaker at a joint session of ISACA and IIA Northwest Ohio. Thomas has multiple patents and publications in peer reviewed journals and holds BS degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, and an MS and PhD in Biophysics from the University of Chicago.