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Women in Cybersecurity: A SANS Survey Panel Discussion

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-03-24 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Heather Mahalik, Marika Chauvin


  • ThreatConnect

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In this webcast, survey author, forensic examiner and SANS instructor Heather Mahalik and Marika Chauvin, strategic product manager for threat intelligence and risk at ThreatConnect, will discuss results from our Women in Cybersecurity survey. They'll address such topics as the:

  • Importance (or lack thereof) of a degree in cybersecurity
  • Keys to advancement
  • Value in specialization
  • Contribution of introversion to challenges faced
  • Importance of both sides of the mentoring equation

For all topics, the speakers will offer valuable advice to attendees to embrace the future and overcome their challenges.

Register today to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Heather Mahalik.

Click here to register for the survey results webcast to be held at 1 PM ET on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. In this webcast, Heather will explore and analyze survey data, as well as share advice from successful women in the cybersecurity field.

Speaker Bios

Heather Mahalik

Heather Mahalik is a SANS senior instructor and course lead for FOR585: Smartphone Forensic Analysis In-Depth. As the senior director of digital intelligence at Cellebrite, Heather focuses on forensic research and making the community smarter on all aspects of digital intelligence. Her background in digital forensics and e-discovery covers smartphone, mobile device, Mac and Windows forensics, including acquisition, analysis, advanced exploitation, vulnerability discovery, malware analysis, application reverse-engineering and manual decoding. Prior to joining Cellebrite, Heather focused on mobile device forensics in support of the federal government and served as a technical lead performing forensic examinations for high-profile cases. Heather maintains, where she blogs and shares presentations.

Marika Chauvin

Marika Chauvin is a strategic product manager for threat intelligence and risk at ThreatConnect. Prior to this role, Marika spent several years as a senior threat intelligence researcher on the ThreatConnect Research Team. Before joining ThreatConnect, Marika helped develop Chevron's Cyber Intelligence Center, and worked as a contractor with the US Department of State's Cyber Threat Analysis Division. Marika is a non-state actor subject matter expert and has done extensive research on independent hacker groups. Marika lives in New Orleans with her husband, son, cats and pup.

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