Noureen is an experienced Security Threat Intel with a demonstrated working history in Cyber Security & Active Threat Analytics Industry. Noureen currently works at Cisco Systems as a Cybersecurity Investigator Manager. She holds various security certificates, belongs to Women in Cybersecurity group (WiCys), a member in ISC2 and ISSA RTP chapter.
She is the owner of the Mentor and Mentee women in Cybersecurity group where over 2100+ women of the same profession share and mentor each other. Noureen is a huge advocate of women’s empowerment in cybersecurity and thrives at motivating others to excel in their career. She is also the founding affiliate representative of Women in Cybersecurity program (WiCyS) in North Carolina. She is a frequent speaker at local (ISC)2 chapters, named among the Top 30 Most Admired Minority Professionals in CyberSecurity and part of the selection committee for Cybersecurity women of the year awards 2019 by Inteligenca. Noureen graduated from University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a concentration in CyberSecurity Program.
Q: How long have you been interested in IT/Tech/Security?
A: Ever since middle school. I built my first desktop PC at the age of 15, and was known as the computer whiz by my childhood friends. My passion in IT continued throughout college and into my first Information Security career.
Q: Would you tell us about the Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) group?
A: WiCyS is the only non-profit membership organization with national reach that is dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring. Since it a national organization, I thought it was good to have a local affiliate here in NC so that we can reach those that need our support and guidance in cybersecurity locally. I have a great team working with me on this project and our goal is empower, elevate and educate women in Cyber security. There is a lot happening behind the scenes and will share once we finalize the details. Stay tuned my friends.
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Q: A little bird told me that you created a panel to speak at the International Security Congress in Florida this fall. Can you tell us about that?
A: Yes. I gathered a group of security experts to join me in a panel discussion on “Energizing the next generation of Cyber Security Professions through Mentorship”. I realized our security community is at stake if we do not foster and mentor each other. The threat actors already working as a team, why not us as security experts? The demand for information security or cybersecurity professionals continues to grow at a very fast pace.While this is crucial considering the spike of cyber-attacks, we still need to address how to energize the next generation in security so that we can eliminate skill set shortage and build a strong security community.
Our proposal got accepted and we are all looking forward to sharing with others at the congress summit.