Learn about different cybersecurity roles and career paths in this wide-ranging conversation with today’s guest Tyler Cohen Wood. Tyler discusses working as a senior intelligence officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), overseeing cyber risk for AT&T and writing her book Catching the Catfishers. We talk about online privacy, implementing complex cybersecurity systems, healthcare security shortcomings in the age of COVID — and her blue-haired, pre-cyber years working in the record industry!
0:00 – Intro
2:20 – Getting into IT & security
4:20 – Digital forensics & incident response
6:18 – Moving up the cybersecurity ladder
9:40 – Working with complex systems
12:57 – Director of Cyber Risk at AT&T
15:37 – Becoming a cybersecurity consultant
22:30 – Sharing too much personal info
26:20 – Work from home privacy & security
33:18 – Cybersecurity career tips
37:33 – Cybersecurity hiring & diversity
39:51 – Healthcare privacy & HIPAA changes
48:53 – Future career plans
50:15 – Outro
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Tyler Cohen Wood is a cyber-authority with 18+ years of highly technical experience. As a cyber intelligence and national security expert, as well as three-time author and public speaker, Tyler is relied on for her wealth of knowledge and unique insights. She served with the DIA as a senior intelligence officer where she developed highly technical cyber solutions and made recommendations to significantly develop and change critical cyber policies and directives, which affected current and future intelligence community programs. She has helped the White House, DoD, federal law enforcement and the intel community thwart many cyberthreats to the U.S. She is the author of the book Catching the Catfishers.
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