Spotlight

CSSLP Spotlight: John Kent

Name: John Kent Title: Manager IT, DevSecOps Employer: FedEx Location: Irving, Texas Education: BAAS Computer Science, MS Cybersecurity Years in IT: 37 Years in cybersecurity and/or privacy: 13 Cybersecurity certifications: CSSLP, CEH, CHFI How did you decide upon a career in security software development? My passion for software development began in 1981 and launched my career in 1987. It wasn’t until my first exposure to pen test results in 2005 that I understood software design, development, test and operations from a much wider perspective. There was so much more to programming than creating working software — it had to be…

(ISC)² Member Spotlight: Jasmine Rodriguez

Name: Jasmine Rodriguez Title: Managed Services Engineer Employer: KnowBe4 Location: Clearwater, FL Education: BA, Psychology from San Diego State University and Masters, Education from Vanderbilt University Years in IT: 3 Years in cybersecurity: 2 Cybersecurity certifications: SSCP, Associate of (ISC)², Security+, CEH How did you decide upon a career in cybersecurity? I found my way into the cybersecurity field a couple years after entering the workforce. I always had a passion for technology. My entry point was in a Network Operations Center where I soaked in knowledge quickly. How did you decide to pursue your CISSP? I utilized self-study materials…

CISSP Spotlight: Renju Damodaran

Name: Renju Damodaran Title: Senior Manager, Cyber Risk Services Employer: Wipro Limited Location: Boston, MA Education: BS, Information Systems from BITS, Pilani. Years in IT: 20 Years in cybersecurity: 16 Cybersecurity certifications: CISSP, CISA, SABSA SCF How did you decide upon a career in cybersecurity? Back in the day (early 2000s), I was involved in setting up IT infrastructure for a startup company. I started interacting with information security professionals from external consulting firms and developed an interest in security as a profession. I learned BS7799 framework and landed an information security officer role in ING Vysya Bank (now known…