A Professional’s View of Security vs. Compliance – Kimber Dowsett – SCW #34
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.