We sat down with Cheddar for an exclusive interview on closing the opportunity divide and building cyber security talent pipelines!

In November 2019, a former rockstar intern now full-time United employee and I, made our way to New York for an exclusive live interview with Cheddar to talk about how we are getting creative to solve one of the cyber industries biggest challenges - a multi million person talent shortage. Check it out here: https://cheddar.com/media/united-airlines-partners-with-year-up-to-create-next-gen-cybersecurity-experts

How to build a lucrative career in cyber security from scratch.

I started my career in cyber security about 10 years ago, and it’s been a remarkable and rewarding journey thus far. In the process, I have mentored and guided so many people as they worked to build careers in this space as well. The truth is, there isn't really a one size fits all answer … Continue reading How to build a lucrative career in cyber security from scratch.

Why you should start a career in cybersecurity?

Cyber security is one of the hottest topics of the tech industry right now. From ransomware attacks taking down entire government systems to data breaches impacting hundreds of millions of people at a time, cyber security challenges and issues are constantly in the headlines. Companies are scrambling to find creative and effective ways to combat … Continue reading Why you should start a career in cybersecurity?

Should we still care about Ransomware in 2020?

We’ve heard some terrifying stories throughout history when it comes to kidnappings and physical attacks demanding ransom. Criminals once made a fortune abducting people in exchange for quick mega paydays if all went as planned. Unfortunately, criminals who leverage these tactics know that when it comes to loved ones, people are willing to go to … Continue reading Should we still care about Ransomware in 2020?

Ransomware and digital extortion 101

Written by Dr. Christine Izuakor Since the first documented ransomware attacked occurred in the late 80s, the attack method has increasingly become a threat to organizations and individual consumers. One cybercriminal may lock up a family’s computer and hold their precious photo memories hostage with the threat of deleting them. Another may cripple a business … Continue reading Ransomware and digital extortion 101

Exposing the next generation to promising futures in cyber security!

United Airlines, Year Up, ICMCP, and Security Innovations come together to help expose students and young professionals to the cyber security industry! This week, I held back tears as I watch a year-long vision unfold at the National ICMCP Conference in Atlanta. The International Consortium of Minority Cyber Security Professionals (ICMCP) is an organization dedicated … Continue reading Exposing the next generation to promising futures in cyber security!