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Maril Vernon

Maril Vernon

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πŸ”’ Award-winning Hacker | Public Speaker | Cybersecurity Expert | Purple Team Leader | Podcast Host | Non-profit Advocate

πŸ† Enterprise Purple Team Manager | Senior Application Security Architect | COO at Teach Kids Tech

Hello, I'm Maril Vernon, also known as @SheWhoHacks. I'm recognized as the β€œOne Woman Purple Team," a role that bridges the gap between offensive security testing and cyber resilience in today's complex threat landscape.

πŸš€ What I Bring:

As a Senior Application Security Architect and Purple Team Program Manager, I've architected scalable and fault-tolerant cloud-based cybersecurity operations for start-ups, SMBs, and FAANG-level enterprises. My career has been marked by leading SDLC and DevSecOps teams in Threat Model and Incident Response Table Top Exercises, Purple Team Engagements, engaging senior leadership, multiple stakeholders, and business managers for buy-in, and crafting engaging cybersecurity training and awareness materials.

πŸŽ™οΈ Podcast & Advocacy:

I'm also the Co-host and Co-founder of The Cyber Queens Podcast, an initiative aiming to amplify female and LGBTQ diversity in cybersecurity. As the COO of Teach Kids Tech, a non-profit organization, I'm dedicated to bridging the digital divide by providing technology and educational resources to underprivileged communities and nurturing the next generation of tech-savvy individuals.

πŸ† Accolades & Recognition:

I've had the honor of being named the 2023 Cybersecurity Woman Hacker of the Year, along with receiving the 2023 CyberJustu Pentest Ninja Award, and being recognized as one of the Top 10 Women Influencing Cyber by CyberSHEcurity. My dedication to the field extends beyond technical expertise, as I'm also finalist for Advocate of the Year and Social Mobility Project of the Year in Women in IT awards.

πŸ“š Sharing Knowledge:

As a contributing writer for CSO Online magazine, I explore cyber resilience, Purple and Red Team best practices, and industry trends. I also actively contribute to organizations such as Hacker in Heels, The Diana Initiative, Squadcon, BBWIC, The Cyber Guild, and WiCyS to promote diversity and inclusion in cybersecurity.

Let's connect and collaborate on making the cyber landscape safer and more inclusive for everyone. Feel free to reach out for networking, collaboration opportunities, or discussions about all things cybersecurity!

Briefing Schedule

Want to Play a Game? Threat Modeling Weaponized AI with Red Teaming
May 9, 2024
04:00:00pm

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