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A day in the life of a - Cyber Threat Analyst

Have you ever wanted to know what is involved in a particular Cybersecurity role? If yes then join us at the WSC for a conversation with a Cyber Threat intelligence analyst

Host: Connie Blaney

Guest: Rikki George
Rikki George is the Cyber Threat Intelligence thought leader responsible for Financial Services, Retail & Hospitality cyber threat expertise and strategic level analysis at iDefense, part of Accenture Security’s Cyber Defense practice. Rikki produces industry-focused content that educates senior decisionmakers on the current and emerging threats that affect the resilience of various critical infrastructure sectors. Rikki earned her B.A. in Communications summa cum laude from Drexel University, completing capstone research on social media-enabled cybercrime. She hold a number of industry certifications, completed the selective Pre-Law program at the University of Pennsylvania and Cybersecurity program at the Washington Center in D.C. In 2019, Rikki was selected as a Rising Star Award finalist for the Women in IT Awards - Silicon Valley
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