#3 Wonder woman in cybersecurity – Kim Crawley

May 09, 2017

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“Iot is going to be a much bigger problem as the years go by” – Kim Crawley

Our guest is Kim Crawley (@kim_crawley) is a wonder woman in the cybersecurity landscape. She spent years working in general tier two consumer tech support, most of which as a representative of Windstream, a secondary American ISP. Malware related tickets intrigued her, and her knowledge grew from fixing malware problems on thousands of client PCs. Her curiosity led her to research malware as a hobby, which grew into an interest in all things information security related.
By 2011, she was already ghostwriting study material for the InfoSec Institute’s CISSP and CEH certification exam preparation programs. Ever since, she’s contributed articles on a variety of information security topics to CIO, CSO, Computerworld, SC Magazine, and 2600 Magazine. Her first solo developed PC game, Hackers Versus Banksters, had a successful Kickstarter and was featured at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival in May 2016.
This October, she gave her first talk at an infosec convention, a penetration testing presentation at BSides Toronto. She considers her sociological and psychological perspective on infosec to be her trademark. Given the rapid growth of social engineering vulnerabilities, always considering the human element is vital.

Show Notes
Tackling Malware [03:30]
Security & IoT [05:50]
Who is educating end users [12:00]
Women in Cybersecurity [18:00]
Cybersecurity in Canada [27:00]
Legislation & impact on the cyberspace culture in north america [31:00]

Selection of link from the episode

Book recommendation: Steven Levy Hackers
Women in information security on tripwire.com
Cybersecurity and geopolitical impact – Article CSOOnline.com
You can find Kimberley Crawley on her blog & articles  via medium.com

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