Knock-Knock Jokes – SCW #34
This week, we welcome Kimber Dowsett (@mzbat) for a two part interview! @mzbat is a frequent speaker at hacker conferences, and likes to help folks prepare for job searches by performing mock interviews and resume reviews!
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1. A Professional’s View of Security vs. Compliance – Kimber Dowsett – SCW #34
Director of Security Engineering at Truss.
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Kimber is the Director of Security Engineering at Truss, a software infrastructure consulting firm based in San Francisco servicing both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Truss, she served as Director of Infrastructure Engineering at 18F, a Federal agency providing digital delivery services and housed within General Services Administration (GSA). She also served 6 years as a Mission Information Specialist at NASA, securing instrument and ground systems at Goddard Space Flight Center. Kimber is passionate about privacy, encryption, and building user-driven technology for the public. In her spare time, Kimber developed and maintains the framework for Mock Interview and Resume Review (MIRR) Workshop (https://github.com/mzbat/mirr), a project that partners mentors with mentees from underrepresented communities who are un/underemployed in tech and seeking opportunities for professional development. She enjoys designing and building PCB-based electronic projects and is an avid admirer of Chiroptera, comic books, and video games.
2. A Hacker’s View of Security vs. Compliance – @mzbat – SCW #34
@mzbat is a frequent speaker at hacker conferences, and likes to help folks prepare for job searches by performing mock interviews and resume reviews.
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Mz. Bat began her legally ambiguous path toward a career in security with a Mac, “borrowed” internet, and ALLEGEDLY phished AOL accounts. She got her first legit tech job with Apple when they recruited her fresh out of grad school. She spent years doing application “QA” and breaking anything and everything she could in the worst possible ways. Fast forward a decade or so and she still breaks shit (when she’s not actually fixing something) and she’s definitely NOT a thought leader. She tweets about her dogs, bats, and goth things that make her happy. She loves the ocean and Sour Patch Kids and she is NOT interested in having security techsplained to her. kthxbye.