Black Lives MatterTranscript:Hey everyone… So as if this time was not hard enough as it was with Covid… the American Black community has been affected yet again.It's difficult to post motivating content while so many are feeling a sense of outrage and so much going on. So I'm going to pause, slow down, or at least take into consideration the posting of new content during this period. Of course people still need to work, so I can't stop completely and I do have episodes coming down the pipe.There's a personal story I want to share related to this…A friend and I were driving once, but he realized he left his wallet at home, which had his driver's license. I said, not a big deal, they can just look you up if you get pulled over. He then looked at me, and I then figured it out… he's black. It hit me then how privileged of a life I had. It then hit me how scary driving while back really is.I may not be white, Christian, and from the suburbs, but I'm not black and male.I may not have the best things to say at this moment, but I realize staying silent isn't an option. I don't have a TV and I'm not on Twitter often, but the little I did see made me realize silence or status quo is almost as bad.Diversity and inclusion are integral part of this podcast. I've never called it out, as I just wanted my lineup to speak for itself. Many of my guests are black. For the longest time it was rare to see brown or black person at a security conference… it was quite lonely.For listeners outside of the US, please try to empathize with whatever social divide you have in your country. It could be the religious minority in your country, the darker skinned, those of a "lower" social caste, the poor, or whomever it may be… there are always those that marginally suppressed or oppressed.So….I stand with the Black community against racism, violence, and hate. Now more than ever we must support one another as allies and speak up for justice and equality.#BlackLivesMatter******************************************Website: https://gettingintoinfosec.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/coffeewithayman
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Kavya Pearlman is an Award-winning cybersecurity professional with a deep interest in immersive and emerging technologies. Kavya is the founder of non-profit, XR Safety Initiative (XRSI). XRSI is the very first global effort that promotes privacy, security, ethics and develops standards and guidelines for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR) collectively known as XR.Kavya is constantly exploring new technologies to solve current cybersecurity challenges.Quotes:"Money, Money, Money. How much money you going to make? I was so put off. No, it's not about money. I really just want to learn." [17:03]"What would you become when you grow up? I would be a D.I.G. (Deputy Inspector General)" [18:10]"This country needs me. This world needs me." [19:21]"You owe it to yourself to explore this little itch, and figure out whether this is your passion or not." [20:05]"You will inevitably make (sometimes) bad decisions .:"Technical support IS security." [31:46]"I don't think anyone read that [report], but then it gave me some satisfaction that this is awesome. I can actually take what I'm learning and apply it to the job." [32:09]"Believe in yourself, not just for information security." [35:59]Links:Kavya Pearlman - https://twitter.com/KavyaPearlmanXRSI - https://www.xrsi.org/Caroline Wong - https://twitter.com/carolinewmwongSteve Hunt [22:17] - https://twitter.com/Steve_HuntGetting Into Infosec:Breaking IN: A Practical Guide to Starting a Career in Information Security: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N15GTPC/T-Shirts, Mugs, and more: https://gettingintoinfosec.com/shop/Stay in touch and sign up for sneak peaks, updates, and commentary: https://pages.gettingintoinfosec.com/subscribe
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