[WEBINAR] Career Conversations 2018 - 2019
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When: 700 - 800 PM
Where: BrightTalk
United States

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Join us at our next Career Conversations session. Career Conversations gives WSC members the opportunity to connect with career professionals.  We'll discuss topics such as "What made them decide on IT or Cyber Security?, "What were some of their work/life challenges?" , "What skills and education do they see as essential to success?"

Whether you are an experienced professional or just contemplating a future in Cyber Security,  WSC's Career Conversations allows you to have a conversation with women making a difference.  Join us and share in Career Conversations!

Merissa Villalobos & Kristin Parke From NCC Group

Jessica Gulick, Vice President of the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu will moderate discussions.

These sessions will be available online only for now and will be recorded and available on womenscyberjutsu.org

Send your questions ahead of time to events@womenscyberjutsu.org, We'll rotate between live attendees and pre-sent questions. If you don't want your name mentioned, just say so.

The information to attend online will be sent before the event.

About the Speaker:

Merissa Villalobos

Merissa Villalobos is the North America Talent Acquisition Leader for NCC Group and has been recruiting in security for 10 years.  She got her start in Ashburn, Virginia, at a Federal Government contractor, filling roles for the intelligence community and various Federal Government Agencies. After returning home to Los Angeles, California, she transitioned from the Government contracting world to security consulting firms, where she has strategically grown professional services teams by matching diverse talent with the right roles. Due to her passion and dedication to the industry, she has made over 1,000 security hires and counting.

In addition to the WSC SoCal Leadership Team, Merissa is a member of ISSA Los Angeles and on their Board of Directors. She is a frequent “con” attendee, recruiter panelist, and avidly volunteers as a career coach and resume reviewer for events like TiaraCon (an official DEFCON 24 event), Day of Shecurity, LayerOne, Hacking Diveristy, and BSides Las Vegas. She is a co-organizer for ShellCon, where she also gave her first talk in 2018, describing the benefits of diversity.

Kristin Parke

Kristin Parke is a Security Consultant at NCC Group and has been in the security industry for 2.5 years. Her expertise is in pentesting mobile (Android and iOS) applications and web applications for small start-ups to some of the biggest names in the tech industry. Currently, she is working on expanding her network pentesting skills by studying for the OSCP certification. Kristin holds degrees in Music and Biology and began her transition into the tech industry 3 years ago when she attended Hackbright Academy, a coding bootcamp for women that teaches Python, JavaScript, and SQL with the goal of increasing the representation of women developers in the tech industry. In addition to hacking at NCC Group, Kristin has regularly given presentations at Hackbright on the OWASP Top 10 Most Common Web Vulnerabilities and lead a web application security study group for Hackbright alumna (and anyone else interested) on the basics of web app pentesting.