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Flatiron School Celebrates Women Making History NOW in Cybersecurity

Posted by Flatiron School  /  March 1, 2022

Tech has a gender diversity problem, and Flatiron School is on a mission to change it. 

Right now, at this very moment women are creating, innovating, and changing the tech landscape, across a variety of fields, and yet still the majority of tech’s employees are men by about 2:1 (Source). 

But at Flatiron School, we’re breaking the bias. And the women at Flatiron School are making history in tech right NOW. We’re working hard to make opportunities available for more women in tech through scholarships, women in leadership (our CEO and Chief of Staff), and strong women instructors.

These are the stories of our Flatiron School instructors who are innovating both in their own work and how they lead our students. They are making history in tech NOW.

Flatiron School instructors making history in cybersecurity engineering

Aastha Sahni, lead cybersecurity engineering instructor

Aastha is the founder of CyberPreserve, a company that provides mentorship to individuals who want to launch cybersecurity careers.

She has a master’s degree in information security management and has worked in identity access management (IAM), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and vulnerability management. 

Talk about making history in cybersecurity in a way that makes direct impact on daily lives — Aastha’s post-grad research was analyzing and detecting cyberbullying on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

In her spare time, she volunteers as leader of a global Lean In circle and an OWASP WIA committee member. She is an EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator.