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Friday, July 16 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Sparking your security career: You can't get burned if you are the flame

It happens so often it’s almost painful to think about. A passionate, motivated woman sets lofty goals for herself and someone comes along to tell her why she’s not being realistic, why she’s pushing too far too fast, why she’s simply not qualified. Perhaps you’ve been there yourself. Much like a parent tells their child that if they get too close to the fire they’ll get burned, seemingly well-meaning people in our lives try to keep us from jumping into something they think will scorch us. What they don’t understand is that you can’t get burned if you’re the flame. In her keynote address, Alyssa Miller talks about the mistakes that many of us fall into when we believe the voices that tell us if we’re too aspirational that somehow we’ll get hurt. She’ll discuss where these voices come from, how they threaten to hurt not only our careers but our ability to contribute to the cyber security community. She’ll draw from examples in her own career progression to illustrate both the mistakes and successes she found along the way. Listen as she gives you tangible tools to shut out those voices, embrace your value, and reach the heights you aspire to (and perhaps beyond). Remember, every trip to the moon begins with just a spark.

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Alyssa Miller

CISO, Epiq Global
Alyssa Miller is a hacker who, in her pre-teens, bought her first computer and hacked her way into a paid dial-up community platform. She grew up in hacker culture, finding her hacker family in IRC channels during her adolescent years. While IT was not her original career plan, she... Read More →

Friday July 16, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
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