Thank you for joining us for this classroom episode of BARR Advisory's cybersecurity and internet safety video series.
My name is Candice Smith and I manage the events and brand experiences at BARR. We created this video series to start the conversation with middle and high school students about all things cybersecurity. In this episode, we will share tips for teenagers to stay safe online, including why some personal information should always stay private, and how to safely use public WiFi.
Today, I'm joined by associates from BARR and a few of our friends that work in the cybersecurity and technology space every day. Before we get started though, let's learn a little bit more about the experts in this episode.
I am Steve Ryan. I am a manager at BARR Advisory and I lead up our healthcare and HITRUST group. So, really how I got into where I am today. There's a lot of things falling into place, so went to college thinking I was gonna be an accountant and found this cool um, IT audit major and then fell in love with healthcare as I started to learn more about the industry and realizing that, in the healthcare cybersecurity space, it's not protecting people's money, it's protecting actual people's lives. So, fell in love with it and it became my passion quickly.
My name is Julie Mungai. I am an attest manager with BARR Advisory. What BARR Advisory does is we do cybersecurity assurances over your digital product. Essentially, just making sure that they have the best security protocols in place to safeguard your data.
My name is Corey Emerson. I am a security engineer two at Quickbase.
I have a degree in software engineering, computer science. I went to a small state school in New Hampshire. I got my start in infrastructure engineering doing SRE type work and then about four years ago this month, I made the jump to security, here at Quickbase where I have been ever since. More recently, my role has more focused into incident response. Which is whenever something goes bump in the night for a company, I'm there figuring out what happened, how we closed the gap, and how we report that out to people that need to know.
Currently, my role at BARR is head of people and culture. So, I have the amazing opportunity to help shape what our company culture looks like, to keep an eye constantly on if we are providing the support, and the tools needed for all of our team members to succeed. It's an amazing job.
Hey, I'm Alex Nette, CEO and co-founder of Hive Systems.
I've been the cybersecurity industry now for over 11 years. I started out as a beginning introduction cyber security analyst, looking a lot of policies and controls. Worked my way through the technical space for a number of years, including everything from working within a security operations center and network monitoring eventually, onto penetration testing and then on up into where I am today, which focuses on cybersecurity organizations and strategies for large organizations about how to reduce the threats from online hackers and scammers.