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Ohimoiza1205 – Overview
CS & Maths @ Texas Tech | Aspiring Cyber Security Analyst and Cloud Engineer |
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Q: Is this your first time going to a hacking or Information Security event?

A: Yes, this is my first InfoSec event, and it would also be my very first conference.

Q: What are you most looking forward to at Diana Initiative? What about in Las Vegas?

A: I’m most looking forward to participating in the Capture the Flag (CTF) competition as well as DevCon. This would be my first visit to Las Vegas, so I’m quite open to every opportunity.

Q: What is the thing you are most hoping to go home with—a memory, an experience, a new skill, knowledge around a specific topic?

A: I hope to improve my knowledge of network security and ethical hacking. Also, the CTF would be new to me, so competing under pressure while exploring challenges in cryptography, web security, and forensics would have the most impact on my learning, skills, and overall experience. I also look forward to connecting with professionals in the field, making a strong network of fellow aspiring security analysts, and making lasting memories with fellow attendees. I want to look back and see that my journey towards my career achievement could be linked with this conference.

Q: What are you studying in school? How do you like it?

A: I am studying computer science with a concentration in cyber security at Texas Tech University. It’s going smoothly so far. I would be entering my 3rd semester of college, so most of the classes I’m taking are foundational courses. In other news, I have a degree in software engineering from Holberton School, so I’m quite familiar with script writing and back-end programming foundations.

Q: What is your biggest topic of interest in infosec?

A: Cyber threat intelligence, machine learning, and cloud computing & security

Q: Have you ever worked at a security company, full-time or as an as an intern? Where and how was that experience?

A: Well, I do work as an IT security analyst at the Texas Tech University IT department in Lubbock, TX. I help troubleshoot compromised accounts and escalate them to the IT professionals, when necessary, for vulnerability assessment. So far, the experience is great!

Q: What is your dream job?

A: Working for the government, like the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, and DHS, or as a security analyst in any of the big 5. In the long run, I seek to become a CISO.

Q: What sparked your interest in infosec?

A: My interest in infosec began by reading articles and watching YouTube channels like Network Chuck that are focused on explaining the concept of ethical hacking in detail and various types of malware detection and analysis. I also went on to take a cyber security simulation with Master Card, which I really enjoyed. I served as an analyst on Mastercard’s Security Awareness Team, helped identify and report security threats such as phishing, analyzed and identified which areas of the business needed more robust security training, and implemented training courses and procedures for those teams.