WORDPRESS SECURITY RESEARCHER
I discover vulnerabilities for a living. What more can I say?
I am a security professional by both blood and hard work. I grew up with both of my parents as security professionals and now I am one. I am a holder of various security certifications like OSCP, OSWP, OSWE, C|EH, Security+, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, SSCP, ECSA, CHFI, eWPT, AWS Cloud Certified Practitioner, AWS Solutions Architect Associate, AWS Security Specialty, and I have Associate of (ISC)2 status pending the CISSP’s 5 year work requirement. I am actively pursuing more certifications like the OSED, eWPTx, and OSEP.
I have a Bachelors of Art in Psychology with a Minor in Geography and a Minor in Business from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Western Governors University.
In my free time I like to try and tackle some hands on learning experiences with exploit development and working with Kali Linux.
Disclaimer: I just started public speaking and I am fairly new to this world.
I decided it was time for me to get outside of my comfort zone and start engaging in public speaking. Although scary at first (and still a little nerve racking), I now try to attend as many WordCamps as possible to help promote security awareness in the WordPress community. See if I am speaking at your next local WordCamp!
I have spoken at the following WordCamps on the Following Topics:
WordCamp NYC 2018: How to Optimally Secure your WordPress Environment.
WordCamp Vancouver 2018: How to Optimally Secure your WordPress Environment.
WordCamp Raleigh 2019: Passwords are one of your biggest Weaknesses. Don’t be a victim.
WordCamp Miami 2019: 7 Steps to Secure your WordPress and 7 Tips to Keep it Secure.
WordCamp NYC 2019: Google Search: inurl:/wp-content/plugins/vulnerable-plugins
This might just be my favorite part of working remotely.
I have seen more of the world than I would have ever thought at this age and I am still going. I love seeing the history of old towns and enjoy the memories created while traveling. My favorite places are those hidden gems you come across when exploring without a destination. I have worked on trains, busses, boats, and planes.
I’ve enjoyed working from places like the Norwegian Fjords via cruise ship all the way to a cozy cabin in the woods of Alaska.