Information Security, the field of Information Technology that address the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of a computing environment and networked equipment. In this session I'll cover common terminology, touch on a variety of disciplines, and provide various rabbit holes to explore to determine which discipline is suited best for you. A rundown of the SANS Academy scholarship program will also be covered. Terminology examples include definitions for Hacker and explain the CIA triad. While discussing disciplines, I'll cover what the Red and Blue Teams are and the differences between them. The various rabbit holes will include links to free or low cost resources to learn industry tools and skills along with links to popular events where industry professionals congregate.
You will not need any equipment for this session. However, you may bring a laptop if you'd like to explore various sites as they are discussed and/or something for note taking should you choose to investigate resources at a later time.
Kirsten Villa - ICS System Administrator at TekSynap
About the Speaker
Kirsten Villa is an ICS System Administrator with a variety of industry recognized certifications for Information Security. She is a successful career changer, having previously worked as an electrician before returning to school for a Bachelors degree in Computer Science. Post-graduation, she worked as a desktop technician and was promoted numerous times, eventually earning the Regional Lead Technician role. With no more room to grow with that employer, she shifted into an information security role as the Information System Security Officer for industrial controls.
1005 East Pescadero Ave, Suite 170, Tracy, CA 95304
COVID and Safety Information
We no longer have a mask requirement, but we won't stop you if you'd like to wear one at the group. If you are sick, please consider staying at home.
Parking and Basic Information
The venue is within Northgate Village and there will be plenty of no-cost parking. You can find us in a conference room in the building labeled "King Life" which is next to the Comcast building.