39Tracy Z. Maleeff

“We all bring something unique to the table. Diversity of thought makes us stronger to solve complex problems.”

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Tracy Z. Maleeff is a cyber analyst in the security operations center for a global pharmaceutical company. She earned a master of library and information science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and holds undergraduate degrees from Temple University (magna cum laude) and the Pennsylvania State University.

A librarian turned information security professional, she is your guide up the mountain of information as @InfoSecSherpa on Twitter. Tracy is GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) certified and was recognized with an Information Systems Security Association Women in Security Leadership Award in 2017. She has also presented at DEF CON’s Recon Village in addition to several Security BSides conferences. Tracy frequently presents to librarian and information professional audiences on information security and OSINT topics.

If there is one myth that you could debunk in cybersecurity, what would it be?

That only computer science majors or people with heavy tech experience can be employed in this industry. Information security professionals have a variety of backgrounds and educational experiences. We all bring something unique to the table. Diversity of thought makes us stronger to solve ...

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