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In this episode Chris Hadnagy and Chani Simms reveal the secrets to becoming a better communicator and breaking into the InfoSec industry. They discuss the challenges women often face and how they can be overcome. They also go over the ways a newcomer can contribute to a more experienced team.
00:05 – Introduction to Chani Simms and Her Experience as a Woman in the InfoSec Industry
01:09 – Chani's TEDx Talk: “Stop chasing the magic security box”
01:19 – How Chani Got into the Infosec Industry and Started Her Own Pentesting Company
04:53 – Chani's Experience with Hacking, Forensics, Auditing, Risk Management, Consulting and as a Virtual CISO for Multiple Companies
08:08 – The Prevalence of Women in the Sri Lankan Tech Industry
10:47 - Chani Simms has been recognized as one of the "Top 50 Most Influential Women In Cybersecurity 2019" by SC Media UK.
11:25 – Chani's Reason for Starting SHe CISO
13:13 – Chani Shares her Experience with Receiving the Awards
17:14 – Chani Gives Advice to People Looking to Become Successful in this Industry
20:10 – How to Deal with Feelings of Inadequacy in Order to Add Value to a Team
23:15 – Upcoming Virtual Trainings and Human Hacking Conference Signups
25:10 – How a Newcomer to a Field can Still Add Value to a Team
29:33 – How to Work with Unkind People in the Workplace
31:09 – How to Accept Valid Criticism and Become a Better Communicator by Suspending Your Ego
37:03 – Chani's Contact Info and More Info About SHe CISO
41:09 – Chani's Book Recommendations
45:04 – Conclusion and Outro