This time, I got to talk with Roxy Dee. As a professional in vulnerability management, she knows that it takes a lot more work than just patching. She also has a habit of giving away cybersecurity-related books to her lucky Twitter followers!
Kim Crawley: Please tell me about what you do and how you got there.
Roxy Dee: I work as a vulnerability management service architect at Hurricane Labs, a Cleveland-based Splunk-focused MSSP. My specialty is in vulnerability management, but I also provide tier three support. That helps our clients get the most out of Splunk by setting goals with them and spending time focused on what we can develop and improve to go beyond expectations.
Hurricane Labs has been very supportive of me and my career, but it took a lot of navigating to get to this point in my career. I started off as a newly divorced single mom working tech support for a large telecom. I was already interested in phone phreaking. I didn’t realize how much it related to cybersecurity. I went to a 2600 meeting (after years of knowing they existed) and learned that most everyone there was cybersecurity. At first, I was not too interested, as my experiences with technology were not very exciting or interesting, although I did enjoy learning about networking and making websites with HTML. Tim, who to this day I remain forever grateful for being so kind and welcoming to me, encouraged me to join an IRC channel, and there I learned about Linux. I fell in love with Linux, and a whole new exciting world opened up for me. There was (Read more...)
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