Cybersecurity Guest Experts

Our courses regularly invite guest experts so students can hear about their experiences. Here are four recently featured Cybersecurity guest experts.

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Flatiron School regularly invites guest experts so that students can hear about their field experiences and learn from industry leaders. 

Here are some examples of Cybersecurity guest experts that visited recent cohorts:

Jessica Robinson, Founder & CEO at PurePoint International

Jessica Robinson is the Founder and Executive Officer of PurePoint International, a cybersecurity firm.

Headquartered in New York City, PurePoint helps CEOs prevent data breaches by bridging the gap between data security, cyber risk, and privacy. The company provides training and outsourced Principal Information Security Officer (PISO) consulting services, and cyber technology solutions, and conducts risk assessments and employee training on cyber and physical security, privacy, information protection, and threat prevention.

She is also the Head Visionary of the brand Consciously Secure Living (CSL), a subsidiary of PurePoint aimed at supporting leaders and helping create security for vulnerable and underrepresented populations, including people of color, women, and Black communities.

Phillip Wylie, Senior Penetration Tester at US Bank

Phillip Wylie is a published author, keynote speaker, and an “offensive security professional” with over 25 years of information technology and cybersecurity experience. 

He is currently a Hacker In Residence at CyCognito, a Member of the Board of Advisors for WEBGAP, and The Hacker Factory Podcast Host at ITSP Magazine.

His specialties include penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, application security, threat, and vulnerability management. 

Seema Kathuria, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Duo Security

Seema Kathuria, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Duo Security, has been marketing IT Cybersecurity, Identity and Access Management, and Compliance solutions for 15+ years. 

Her work entails partnering “with Product Management, Go-To-Market, Business Development, Sales, and Customer Success teams to bring solutions to market” and understanding customers’ business objectives and security challenges. 

Seema regularly takes courses to refresh her marketing and cybersecurity knowledge and has five cybersecurity and computer science-related degrees, including a Certificate from Harvard University. 

Ruchira Pokhriyal, Security Specialist at Amazon Web Services

Ruchira Pokhriyal is a Security Specialist at Amazon Web Services, focusing on threat detection and incident response. She also serves as an Advisory Board Member for BBWIC Foundation and Community Speaker for the Virtually Testing Foundation. 

She has two master’s degrees, one in Cybersecurity and one in Computer science, and is an AccessData Certified Forensic Examiner (ACE V6) and a certified AWS Solutions Architect. 

Ruchira advocates for Diversity and Inclusion-specifically, LGBTQ+ visibility, Gender Parity, Neurodiversity & Women of Color in STEM.

Learn From The Best

If you want a career in Cybersecurity just like these guest experts, consider an accelerated Cybersecurity program to get your career started. 

Flatiron School programs are taught by industry professionals with hands-on experience in the topics that they teach, so Cybersecurity learners develop real-world, in-demand skill sets that set them up for success.

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Disclaimer: The information in this blog is current as of January 13, 2023. Current policies, offerings, procedures, and programs may differ.

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