• 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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  • Took A Break and Came Back with a 100-day Challenge!

    July 9, 2018 InfoSteph

    In every journey to greatness, you will face many kinds of obstacles. A seemingly trustworthy helper can turn out to be a thorn in your side. An underestimated individual can turn out to be a strong ally. A dream job could turn out to be hell on Earth. A safe job could turn out to…

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  • Unofficial Tech-a-thon

    May 24, 2018 InfoSteph

    Last Saturday, a small group of awesome women gathered together to lab virtually on Discord. Some of us were working on Splunk, some of us were working on exploits, some of us were working on creating a dual-boot system, and some of us were just following and contributing to conversation as they lived their lives.…

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  • Steph & Splunk Part 2: Ay Yi Yi!

    May 23, 2018 InfoSteph

    So, I hosted an unofficial tech-a-thon for women at the very last minute and it was amazing! More to come on that later. My project for the day was going to be deploying Splunk on my virtual machine and feeding logs from my desktop and laptop to my Splunk server. Then, I planned on purchasing…

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