Women & Minorities in Technology (WITH SHANA BUMPAS)
ADVANCED PERSISTENT SECURITY PODCAST
GUEST: Shana Bumpas
October 3, 2016
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Women & Minorities in Technology (with Shana Bumpas) SHOW NOTES
Joe introduces Shana Bumpas, an Information Security professional with both state and federal experience. She gets us up to speed on what she’s been up to and then we transition into the news. Shana and Joe provide their outside analysis of the Yahoo data breach and the impact it will have on Yahoo’s sale to Verizon. Joe voices his belly aches with everyone claiming “Nation State” attacks.
Shana talks about the gap in technology of minorities and females. She talks about the decline in completion of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) degrees and entering the workforce. Shana equates this to a lack of mentors. Joe talks about putting effort in and reaping the rewards as well as crushing the security and technology elitism. We discuss using shows like Mr. Robot as a tool for awareness and getting the security conversation started. Joe calls out his mentors in his early days: Luke Winkelmann and Jim Roller. Shana and Joe discuss newer perspectives and challenges in promoting diversity.
Joe mentions Girls Who Code, Women Cyberjutsu, Women In Technology, and Women In Cybersecurity. Shana talks about these organizations spreading the word and gaining the male advocacy. Shana provides more groups, which are in the resources section with the groups Joe mentioned. Shana calls higher learning institutions to do more to mentor students via clubs, job shadowing, and helping them gain internships.
Shana Bumpas has been working in the IT profession for over 20 years in both the public and private sectors. Prior to that, she served as an Aviation Electronics Technician in the US Navy. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration majoring in Management of Information Systems. She has earned a Master of Science in Information Assurance from Norwich University in Northfield, VT. She is currently working a Doctorate of Education at Liberty University. Prior to her current role as the IT Risk Manager with a state agency, she was a Senior Information Security Analyst, security administrator, systems administrator, to name a few of the multiple areas of IT in which she has worked.
Shana is a member of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. She is also a member of Information Systems Auditing Control Association’s international and Virginia chapters and holds a both Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control certifications. She is also CompTIA Security+ certified and a Microsoft Certified Professional.
Resources and sites mentioned:
Time Based Security (Book)
Girls Who Code: website / @GirlsWhoCode (Twitter) / Facebook
Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu: website / @WomenCyberjutsu (Twitter) / Facebook
Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference: website
Nation Center for Women & information Technology: website / @NCWIT (Twitter) / Facebook
Women in Technology: website / @WITWomen (Twitter)
Black Girls Code: website / @BlackGirlsCode (Twitter) / Facebook
National Black Data Processing Association: website / @BDPA (Twitter) / Facebook
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