Join us on Tuesday, October 20 for our monthly chapter meeting with a special guest speaker:  

Growing in Cyber Panel
Moderator - Leslie Taylor

We will be hosting the meeting virtually
Conference Call Information: 

Ms. Leslie Taylor, Human Resource Consultant and Career Coach will moderate a panel of early career professionals and career changers who are currently working in cybersecurity. The panelists will discuss their early careers, how they made the choice to work in Cyber, how they obtained their first job within Cyber, the training and education programs that they pursued to prepare for their current positions, and the work experience that they have gained on the job. They will each share their advice to individuals who want to learn how to launch a career in Cyber as well as those who want to learn how to grow their Cyber careers over time.

Speaker bios

Leslie Taylor, Panel Moderator
Prior to launching her own entrepreneurial business venture, Leslie Taylor was a Talent Acquisition Recruiting Leader at ICF with a focus on Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure. She has more than 15 years of experience in IT, cleared and cybersecurity recruiting. Her passion is recruiting top talent to meet the needs of the business. Leslie is a member of Leadership Fairfax and has a Master’s degree in Human Resources.
Leslie speaks regularly to local groups, colleges, military career transition groups and conferences. She is an active member in several professional associations and leverages participation in a variety of IT/Cyber, university/college, association and military career fairs and networking events.
Leslie has also managed the Military Recruiting and sourcing strategy to attract and hire veterans and military candidates from all IT services for the Cyber Industry. She has created Military recruiting pipelines while leveraging partnerships with military, social media and Military hiring websites. Leslie has conducted screenings of applicants to ensure qualified for positions including tracking and participating in local military events.


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Leslie Hamilton, Panelist
Ms. Leslie Hamilton is an Associate Cyber Security Information Assurance Analyst/ISSO with Northrop Grumman in the Enterprise Services Sector on the Collateral side. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, she worked at the Pentagon with the Airforce as an IT Journeyman. Ms. Hamilton is new to the Information Security Technology field and focused on growing her career in cybersecurity. Ms. Hamilton has a degree from Nyack College in Organizational Management and will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Cyber Security.

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Shivani Karikar is an Application Security Engineer at Digital Infuzion working on a CMS project. She focuses on InSpec profile development as a part of a security automation framework. She is experienced in areas like vulnerability assessment, cloud security, pentesting, risk analysis, and project management. Shivani has a Master's degree in Information Systems along with security certifications like CompTIA Security+ and Certified Ethical Hacker. She has a diverse background that consists of business management, app development, and IT training. Shivani has won an NY Hackathon and several CTF events. Her passion is to specialize in Cryptology. She also loves to volunteer and enjoys hobbies like solving puzzles, biking and playing drums.

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Linda Moise, Panelist
Linda Moise received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems at Virginia Union University on May 2017. Mr. Moise was blessed with the opportunity of becoming a GEM 2017 fellow, he had two summer internship with the company Lexmark International. Mr. Moise worked as an intern at the company’s headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky as a Cybersecurity Analyst in the Platform Security Department.
After graduating with his masters in cyber security in 2019 from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Mr. Moise took a position at WMATA as an Information system security Engineer ISSE , where he worked in the Risk management team. Mr. Moise hold security + and Certified ethical Hacker certifications. He is still growing his career in Cybersecurity, his focus areas are cloud security, risk management, and penetration testing. Mr. Moise enjoyed mentoring and helping other students to discover their career path and go after their dreams and goals. 

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