Security Confidential S13 E6 Angela Bergsma

This week on Dark Rhiino Security’s Security Confidential podcast, Host Manoj Tandon talks to Angela Bergsma. Angela is the Founder & President of Latinas In Cyber, an Entrepreneur, a Navy Veteran, and an executive leader with over 20+ years of diverse experience encompassing national security (federal intelligence agencies), strategic analytics, program management, and security and IT practice management.  She founded Latinas in Cybersecurity (LAIC), a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to improve the representation of Latinas in within the cybersecurity industry. She is also an active advocate for veterans and neurodiversity in the workspace, as well as a member of cyber and defense women groups.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

 00:18 Our Guest

01:12 Transitioning from Intelligence into Cyber Security

06:09 How did you target people?

08:59 Compromising an individual

09:45 The Psychology of Cybersecurity

16:44 Do I have to be a conspiracy theorist in order to understand Cybersecurity?

19:50 Teaching employee awareness  

21:59 Who makes those widgets?

23:50 IOT devices

27:23 Can you trust anything or anyone?

28:26 Being a Role Model for Latinas In Cyber

40:56 Connecting with Latinas In Cyber

Dark Rhiino Security’s Security Confidential is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more.

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Important Links

Angela’s LinkedIn

Latina’s In Cybers’ LinkedIn

Latina’s In Cybers’ Website

Check out the other episodes in Season 13:

Ep. 1 Chris Rock – Shelf Babies: Killing and Birthing someone virtually

Ep. 2 Joseph Steinberg – Humans are the Achilles heel in Security

Ep. 3 Dave Sobel – Boring is Perception

Ep. 4 Aaron Painter – Holiday Season Verification Attacks

Ep. 5 Dr. Eric Cole – Where good CISOs become world-class

Ep. 6 Angela Bergsma – Paving the Way for Latina’s in Cyber

Ep. 7 Matt Brown – Why do 99% of Start-ups die

Ep. 8 James Potter – When you’re small, you’re the easiest target

Ep. 9 Chandra Pandey – Will the SIEM ever be Automated by AI?

Ep. 10 Troy Fine – Learning through Experience

About Angela Bergsma

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Angela Bergsma is a security ‘veteran’ and executive leader with over 20+ years of expertise in national security, intelligence, cloud, security, and program management.

She has demonstrated herself as an entrepreneur, trusted executive advisor, and cybersecurity industry thought leader.

Today, she supports the world’s #1 cybersecurity company and is an online contributor on cyber topics.

Angela aims to foster greater inclusion of underrepresented populations within the cybersecurity industry and is the president and co-founder of Latinas in Cyber (LAIC).

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