Getting Your Cybersecurity Practices on Lock

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Whether gaming, chatting, shopping, paying bills, or attempting the latest TikTok dance trend - much of what we do takes place online. This consistent access makes it easier and faster for us to connect with others and information, but it also leaves us vulnerable to hackers and cyber threats. Companies now expect their employees - across all roles - to have a strong understanding of cybersecurity practices. Much of this also crosses over at home and where it is just as important to stay vigilant to protect our personal information and families.  

To help you transition into a career in cybersecurity or gain essential skills that can be applied across industries and roles, we are bringing together an exciting lineup of experts to discuss professional development tips and credentials that can make you successful in the cybersecurity field and beyond!

Join us for the Cybersecurity Awareness Month panel discussion on October 12 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET!  



Zinet Kemal, a Georgia Tech Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (OMS Cybersecurity) student, and award-winning cybersecurity professional and author. She is a cloud security engineer for a Fortune 500 company and outreach community director for Black Girls in Cyber. Her second, and recently released children's book, Oh, No… Hacked Again!, teaches children the importance of online safety. 

Dr. Brendan Saltaformaggio is an assistant professor in the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy and the School of ECE at Georgia Tech. His research interests lie in cyber forensics, computer systems security, and the vetting of untrusted software. His recent work led to the detection of 20,000 malware-infected production websites, the removal of 278 malicious packages from public registries, and the identification of over 1,000 vulnerabilities in cloud servers.

Andrew Howard is the Chief Executive Officer for @Kudelski Security, a global cyber security solutions firm. Kudelski is a market leading Managed Detection & Response (MDR) company operating worldwide.  Previously, Andrew led a preeminent national defense R&D organization @Georgia Tech, designed leading information security programs following catastrophic breaches @PwC, and defended leading global brands as CTO @Kudelski. Andrew is a regular media contributor and has been referenced by publications from Bloomberg to NBC. A Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech.


Dr. Saman Zonouz is an associate professor in the Schools of Cybersecurity and Privacy (SCP) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech. His award-winning research focuses on security and privacy research problems in cyber-physical systems including the attack detection and response capabilities using techniques from systems security and control theory. 



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  • Created By:Kelly Pierce
  • Created:09/30/2022
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  • Modified:09/30/2022