• 1 Year Security Analyst Anniversary!

    July 30, 2019 InfoSteph

    AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!!! That’s right, folks. I have been a Security Analyst for one full US year. They have not kicked me out. It feels great. I remember where I was at this exact moment last year. In fact, the memories are so vivid that I have actually been quite down the last…

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  • Recent Talk: How To Crash & Burn…And Recover!

    July 25, 2019 InfoSteph

    If you didn’t know, in June, I gave a talk centered around mental health, specifically the subject of burnout. The talk was accepted at Layer 8 Conference in the Mental Health Hackers village and it was my first official talk that I submitted and got accepted for. The talk was not recorded, due to the…

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  • The Security Field Day 2 Experience

    July 21, 2019 InfoSteph

    2019 has been a whirlwind of exciting opportunity for me. From speaking at conferences to becoming Lead of WoSEC Houston to starting up my own business, it seems a bit like it’s my year. My latest opportunity comes in the form of an awesome program called Security Field Day, where security influencers and thought leaders…

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  • How To Vendor Vet Part 1

    May 9, 2019 InfoSteph

    If you didn’t know, I spent 6 months of my career being a security team of one. Yep, sure did. Is it as stressful as it sounds? Absolutely. My saving grace was having a security minded network engineer that loved to extrovert and had already spent some time doing security work before I came on…

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  • tabGeeks ’19: What A Con

    April 15, 2019 InfoSteph

    If you missed it, last month, the tabGeeks con took place in Long Beach, CA and your girl was a panelist! Jesse and Shani Nowlin invited me to be a panelist in November of last year, to which I gladly accepted because #honored. I also wanted to be an attendee, so I attended every talk…

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  • Trill Tech Culture Podcast Interview

    April 11, 2019 InfoSteph

    I did a thing…with an amazing woman, Jeneba Wint, the founder and host of Trill Tech Podcast. Earlier this year, she tweeted this to see if her podcast idea was one that the culture needed: The culture responded and here we are, five episodes later and featuring little old me! I love supporting women in…

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  • InfoSteph – From Journalism to IT Support to Security Analyst

    January 16, 2019 InfoSteph

    I told y’all. I have been busy. In December, I was approached to interview with Ayman on his awesome and informative podcast, Getting Into InfoSec. It was a very engaging conversation, and I was able to share my story in a pretty safe and supportive environment. Ayman created a podcast in response to the key…

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  • The New Panelist on the Block

    January 15, 2019 InfoSteph

    Your girl has been busy! On November 5th, I tweeted the following: I have always dreamed of being on a panel. I did it once, in college, where we talked about relationships in college. But I’d like to do one now that is relevant to my career and my experiences. — InfoSteph (@StephandSec) November 5,…

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  • DefCon 26: Steph’s Recap

    September 12, 2018 InfoSteph

    This post has been a long time coming. DefCon 26 was one of the best experiences of my life. However, immediately after leaving, I suffered two great losses, back to back, and my family was going through a bit of a tough time. Now that the fog has somewhat lifted, I decided to reminisce about…

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  • Accomplishment Alert!: Your New Security Analyst is Here

    August 31, 2018 InfoSteph

    Yes, you read that correctly. Yesterday, I completed my first full month as a security analyst for a retail company. How I got here is a real whirlwind of events, but I’m here, I’m happy and I’m learning. I tweeted this in June: I cannot wait to one day refer to myself as a Security…

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