Ever accidentally clicked on a phishing scam email and ended up with a computer virus, or been notified by your bank that someone in Utah is using your credit card (when the furthest you’ve traveled that week is downtown Bloomington)?
Women in tech
Around 1975, while I worked at the Federal Trade Commission, a female mentor told me that accidents of life lead to interesting opportunities – and she was correct. I tell students at the Maurer School of Law that all of the most interesting work assignments and positions I have held in the ensuing 41 years… Read more »
Explaining my job … gets interesting. If I’m trying to play it up, I mention that time I climbed a volcano and broke into a federal research facility in order to help secure it against anyone who wants to stop us from studying the stars (love you, Gemini), or that time the Internet was falling… Read more »
I came into technology in the mid-90s. There was great demand for skilled staff, which created an advantage for me despite having no formal computer science education. As long as I was willing to do the work, there were opportunities. Computer security (as we called it back then) presented a constant game of one-upping the… Read more »