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Hi there! I’m Uchechukwu Alih Michael, and I’m excited to share a bit about myself ahead of the Diana Initiative event.

Q: If people want to find you online where should they look?
You can find me on LinkedIn and GitHub.

Q: Is this your first time going to a hacking or Information Security event?
Yes, this is my first time attending a hacking or Information Security event, and I’m thrilled about it!

Q: What are you most looking forward to at Diana Initiative? What about in Las Vegas?
I’m most looking forward to participating in the Capture The Flag (CTF) challenges and attending workshops. In Las Vegas, I’m excited about meeting fellow cybersecurity enthusiasts and exploring the city!

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?
I’m hoping to go home with a wealth of new knowledge and skills, particularly in advanced cybersecurity practices and threat detection. Building memorable connections with professionals in the field is also something I look forward to.

Q: What are you studying in school? How do you like it?
I’m studying Computer Science with a focus on Mathematics at Grambling State University. I love the challenge and the opportunities to solve real-world problems through technology.

Q: What is your biggest topic of interest in infosec?
My biggest interests in infosec are threat intelligence, cybersecurity analysis, and exploring the potential of quantum computing in enhancing security measures.

Q: Have you ever worked at a security company, full time or intern? Where and how was that experience?
Not yet, but I’ve gained significant experience through two cybersecurity projects, which have prepared me well for a future role in the industry.

Q: What is your dream job?
My dream job is to become a Cybersecurity Analyst, focusing on developing innovative solutions to combat cyber threats and ensuring data security for organizations.

Q: What sparked your interest in infosec?
My interest in infosec was sparked by my fascination with problem-solving and the importance of protecting sensitive information in our digital age. After writing an essay for my English 101 class on the “right to be forgotten,” I was motivated to focus my skill sets on web and information security. Participating in Codepath’s cybersecurity course further fueled my passion.

Looking forward to connecting with everyone at the event!