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WiCyS Colorado Affiliate & Bank of America | She’s a Trailblazer: A Day in the Life of 4 Cybercrime Fighters

February 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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WiCyS Colorado and Bank of America present the stories of 4 trailblazers in the cybersecurity industry.

About this Event

Have you wanted to break into cyber security but don’t know how to get started? Don’t know how your professional story aligns with the industry?

Our panelists will be sharing their diverse stories of entrance into cyber security, steps they took to further their professional development, and what a typical day in the life looks like today.

Whether you’re an established professional in the field, or simply interested in learning more about how others have pivoted careers or taken steps to align to cyber, this panel discussion will provide new insights and engagement opportunities for all who attend.

Panelist Bios
Stacy Joeckel
Stacy is a Business Support Manager in Bank of America’s Global Information Security Business Information Security Office Division. In her role Stacy collects, positions and facilitates presentations on cyber security by working with experts across the bank (e.g., architecture, defense) to ensure it is consumable and actionable by internal and external executives. Prior to this role, Stacy vetted potential risks to determine their viability for formal issue management. Stacy’s background is in risk management. Her formal education includes a B.A. in Public Relations and Spanish. She recently moved back to Denver where she quickly became aware of why she never wanted to leave.

Sophie Danielpour
Sophie is in Bank of America’s Women’s Cyber Rotational Program after being recruited at the 2019 Grace Hopper Conference. Through this program, she rotates across various Global Information Security divisions. Prior to joining the bank, she interned and worked at the National Basketball Association and Pegasystems. During her master’s program, Sophie was recognized as a National Science Foundation FAST-TRAC scholar, and actively participated in Women in Computer Science and the Association for Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Computer Science from Tufts University.

Megan Trott
As a program manager, Megan leads the operations of Bank of America’s Cyber Client Engagement team, where she ensures the team is meeting strategic goals, creating and maintaining metrics, and compliant to bank policies. Her experience crosses various aspects of cyber security, from social media security, to phishing and social engineering. Prior to Bank of America, Megan created and ran a social media security program and refined and expanded the phishing simulation program at another large financial institution. Outside the financial industry, Megan worked at a cyber security start up, the Department of Defense, and the Peace Corps.

Anna Skelton
Anna is a strategic analyst on Bank of America’s cyber threat intelligence team, preforming predictive analysis on nation state actors and composing threat assessments for senior leadership. Post-graduation she started with Bank of America in Charlotte, North Carolina as a business information security officer. In college she studied Global Security and Intelligence studies and built GoDaddy’s international travel security program. She spoke about the potential impact of deepfakes on the financial services industry at DEF CON, BSides Las Vegas, and Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s Annual Summit. Anna grew up skiing and hiking in Vail and recently moved to Denver and has been enjoying everything the city has to offer.