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Saturday, August 22 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Gatekeeping, Gaslighting & Grieving: Excelling Despite The Ugly Phases of Your Security Development Life Cycle

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This talk will apply a common SDLC model to career development: Planning, Threat Modeling, Testing, Deployment, and Maintenance. Our peers can typically use this 5-step model throughout their careers with no roadblocks. However, women are often suffering in silence through 3 extra unspoken phases in our security development life cycle: gatekeeping, gaslighting, and grieving.
Also overlooked: Black women and sisters of color face unique barriers to career success. Diversity efforts are often not intersectional, network access controls are designed to keep us out, and our threat models are different from industry peers.
This keynote will use the SDLC model to bring these vulnerabilities to the forefront. The audience will leave empowered with strategies to help them excel despite the ugly phases of the career life cycle. The speaker will also talk openly about money, a conversation that is long overdue.

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Keirsten Brager

Sr. Security Consultant/NERC-CIP SME, Closing Keynote Speaker
Keirsten Brager is a Sr. Security Consultant/NERC-CIP SME in critical infrastructure and was recently named one of Dark Reading’s top women in security quietly changing the game. She is also the author Secure The InfoSec Bag: Six Figure Career Guide for Women in Security. She produced this resource to help women strategically plan their careers, diversify their incomes, and fire bad bosses. Keirsten holds a M.S. in Cybersecurity and several industry certifications, including GICSP & CISSP. As an active member of the Houston security community, Mrs. Brager has participated in a number of panels and public speaking engagements promoting strategies for success. In her free time, she loves sharing career advice, studying Black history, and convincing women not to quit the industry... Read More →

Saturday August 22, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
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