Getting her start with phones and computers at the early age of 6, Kat decided to put fear of success and failure aside to start Osmosis Security, a boutique security firm that supported her vision of what the professional hacker community should be focused on. Kat had humble beginnings and started her career working technical support for a local dial-up ISP in 1998. Since then, Kat worked in many different roles, from network voice engineer, vulnerability researcher to auditor, and is responsible for the secure and compliant design of several well-known cloud providers, payment providers, security platforms and end user applications, including the first compliance automation platform. Skilled in integrating security and compliance with business and product objectives. As of late, she applies that knowledge as an independent consultant where she performs risk assessments, gap assessments and automates evidence collection for Bay Area startups against compliance frameworks like GDPR, SOC 2, HIPAA and PCI. In her spare time, Kat prints things off her 3D printer to relax and designed the first hack/phreak shoe line, the PhreakerSneaker.