Secure the Job: Breaking into Security podcast

Creating Pathways for the Underrepresented with Lauren Buitta

15 Sekunden vorwärts
15 Sekunden vorwärts

Lauren Buitta, the founder and CEO of Girl Security, joins Stephanie, Ilana, and Evan on this week's episode of Secure the Job: Breaking into Security. Girl Security prioritizes serving underrepresented communities, communities in low-opportunity zones, and communities targeted by violence. In 2022, Lauren was named "One of the Most Influential People in Security" by Security Magazine. She was named "One of 50 Women Making the World a Better Place" by Instyle Magazine in 2021 and awarded the 21st Century Leader Award by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. Lauren discusses what cybersecurity looked like when she first started, current trends that excite her in the industry, the importance of women to the cybersecurity landscape, and how you can learn more and get involved with Girl Security.  

In This Episode You Will Learn:    

  • Why identity and representation are increasingly important in cybersecurity 
  • How her time working for the government influenced Girl Security 
  • What excites Lauren about the future of cybersecurity and Girl Security 

Some Questions We Ask:    

  • What did cybersecurity look like when you first started? 
  • How did the journey to creating girl security begin?  
  • Given the current skills gap landscape, what does the industry need?   



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View Stephanie Machuca on LinkedIn

View Ilana Basman on LinkedIn

View Evan Brown on LinkedIn

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Listen to: Uncovering Hidden Risks   

Listen to: Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson 

Listen to: Security Unlocked    

Listen to: Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault      


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