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´╗┐A Rookie PoV: The Hollywood Fallacy - Raquel Milligan Bsides Cleveland 2016 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

A Rookie PoV: The Hollywood Fallacy
Raquel Milligan

Most people have seen TV Shows such as CSI Cyber or Scorpion, just to name a few, where security appears to be something magical and for the gifted. Thanks to places like Hollywood, there has become this facade surrounding cyber security careers, which leads to false expectations towards the field. As current students at the very beginning of building our careers in computer security, we will share what it has been like to start learning the difference between our preconceived expectations and the actual reality of the career options available to us as we prepare to graduate. We will also share what types of things we are being exposed to as students by participating in various events such as Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions, the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), and through Internships/Work-Studies.

Raquel Milligan is a Junior at Baldwin Wallace University majoring in Computer Networking and Security while simultaneously working on her Master's in Business Administration (MBA). Prior to attending Baldwin Wallace, she served in the United States Coast Guard for a total of 5 years. She now has a strong passion in all aspects of computer/information security. As of right now, her biggest area of interest is in Social Engineering and Physical Penetration Testing. Raquel is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Northeast Ohio Information Security Forum (NEOISF), and the National Cybersecurity Student Assocation. She also participated with a team from Baldwin Wallace in the National Cyber League (NCL), the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), and SecureState's 2016 Capture-the-Flag (CTF) event.

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