CFP Success (WITH Kat Sweet)
ADVANCED PERSISTENT SECURITY PODCAST
GUEST: Kat Sweet
December 26, 2016
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CFP Success (WITH Kat Sweet)
Kat is introduced then we hop into our Infosec time machine (cue Dr. Who sound effects) and discuss the NEW Yahoo data breach and the Lynda (a LinkedIn company) data breach. We compare and contrast the two. Next, we talk about the LA County Phishing attack that impacted over 750,000 people as a result of 108 successful phishing attacks. Kat advocates “Safe Infosecs.”
Kat starts off by letting the listeners know that everyone has a con that they can speak at. It varies upon experience and the talk. She then talks about overcoming obstacles like impostor syndrome and selecting a topic. Kat stresses rehearsal of the talk. We discuss the abstract and the outline as well the verbosity of the outline and when to/not to spell things out more. Kat tells us when to complete our slides.
Kat tells us about submission etiquette. We talk about acceptance strategies (rolling vs not rolling), feedback, and multiple rounds. We talk about the novelty of a talk and how much you should sprinkle buzz words into your talk. Kat tells us about scoring talks in the review process. She reiterates rehearsal and redundancy and contingency. We discuss rejections, how to deal with them and how to improve.
Kat Sweet is in her final semester of studying network security at Madison Area Technical College. When she’s not hacking for grades (or lulz), she feeds herself (and her brain) by blue teaming for her school, writing, and teaching at her friendly neighborhood hackerspace. She got her speaking start in the BSidesLV Proving Ground, where she returned last year as a presentation mentor. She currently serves as the CFP co-chair for CircleCityCon, as well as a founding board member of TiaraCon. Her speaking credits include BSidesLV, CircleCityCon, CypherCon, SkyTalks, and the DEF CON Wireless Village. Always accumulating way too many hobbies, she enjoys long walks on the beach, bursting into song, and picking unsuspecting locks.
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