This is now my third year of interviewing women in information security for Tripwire’s State of Security blog. My experience has been amazing so far. I have learned so much from so many people, a few of whom were transgender and one nonbinary. In response to this diversity of viewpoints, I decided to rename my spring 2019 series to be more inclusive.
This is my 57th interview in this series. None of this would be possible without the encouragement of Joe Pettit. So Joe, I know you’re reading this, and I want to thank you. Tripwire also has a reoccurring charity initiative called Tripwire 4 Tech. Four charities have been supported by the initiative this year, two of which, Girls Who Code and Women in Technology, specifically help girls and women to pursue computer technology careers.
So without further ado, here’s the first interview for 2019. Magda Chelly is a friend of mine. We have done a little bit of writing and research work together. Now she has an exciting new CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) job! I was thrilled to get a chance to talk with her more in depth.
Kim Crawley: Tell me a bit about your professional background, Magda.
Magda Chelly: I have a technical background with a telecommunications engineering degree and a Ph.D in the same field. Since I was a student, I really enjoyed building things. I was developing websites, and I loved it. My favorite languages were HTML, PHP and CSS.
After my engineering degree, I started breaking things. This did not immediately start my cybersecurity career. I have continued working on it as a passion.
I was a consultant at the early stage of my career, then I moved to business and pre-sales roles across various industries. That gave me (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Kim Crawley. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/women-nonbinary-people-information-security-magda-chelly/