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OWASP leader Vandana’s tips for navigating your career in infosec

OWASP leader Vandana’s tips for navigating your career in infosec

Our guest today, Vandana, holds a lot of impressive titles. She is the Chair of the OWASP Global Board of Directors, and she also leads multiple infosec Diversity Initiatives like InfosecGirls.

But how did she get from an infosec newbie to the leader of OWASP and the keynote speaker at multiple conferences? Why does she encourage people to get into cybersecurity regardless of their background and qualifications? And how did she overcome the fear of public speaking and networking in tech? Tune into this episode to hear her story!

Vandana is Security Solutions Architect at Snyk. She is the chair of the OWASP Global Board of Directors and leads multiple diversity initiatives like InfosecGirls, WoSec, and InfosecKids. She has been a speaker at numerous security conferences including Global OWASP AppSec, BlackHat, BSides, OWASP, and more.

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