43 minutes | Apr 18, 2020

Kavya Pearlman - From Hairstylist to CISO to XR Superhero

Kavya Pearlman is an award-winning cybersecurity professional with a deep interest in immersive and emerging technologies. Kavya is the founder of the non-profit XR Safety Initiative (XRSI). XRSI is the first global effort to promote privacy, security, ethics, and develop 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 [are] you going to make? I was so put off. No, it's not about money. I really just want to learn."  "What would you become when you grow up? I would be a D.I.G. (Deputy Inspector General)." "This country needs me. This world needs me." "You owe it to yourself to explore this little itch, and figure out whether this is your passion or not."  "You will inevitably make (sometimes) bad decisions." "Technical support IS security."  "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."  "Believe in yourself. Not just for information security."  Links: Kavya Pearlman - https://twitter.com/KavyaPearlman XRSI - https://www.xrsi.org/ Caroline Wong - https://twitter.com/carolinewmwong Steve Hunt [22:17] - https://twitter.com/Steve_Hunt Getting 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 peeks, updates, and commentary: https://pages.gettingintoinfosec.com/subscribe See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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