Lisa's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Cybersecurity

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Los Angeles, CA

LISA JIGGETTS

Founder and CEO
Women's Society of Cyberjutsu

“You can be scared, but just do it!”

INTERESTS:

Business Technology

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Determination Goals Courage Passion Fear Perseverance Experience Societal Pressures Community Education Culture Support & Encouragement

FOUNDATION:

Accomplishing Goals

TAGS:

belonging, community, computers, courage, environment, fear, hacking, inclusion, information technology, interviews, jobs, learning, overcome, perseverance, perspective, progress, safety, technology, training, women

BIOGRAPHY:

  • She’s been into computers since she was a kid, and knew she wanted to be a hacker when she saw the movie “Sneakers” as a teen.
  • Her dad brought home her first computer, and she started playing games and going to computer club meetups.
  • After high school, she joined the military and served in the Air Force, but did systems administration in every role she held.
  • To secure technology, she says, you have to understand it, even if you want to work in policy or something indirectly related.
  • After she left the military, she joined a hacker group, but when it dissolved, she didn’t know where else to go.
  • She wanted to create a learning environment for herself and others like her, and founded the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu.
  • The most important thing is not to let fear stop you, she says—always be trying to be progressing in your work and career.

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