The Cybersecurity Roadtrip


The Code Trip
#CybersecurityRoadtrip

Cybersecurity is growing fast, and the next generation of cybersecurity professionals can do more than ever before. But first, they need to see what’s possible.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to send three aspiring cybersecurity pros on a road trip around the country to seek out trailblazers and innovators in the field and learn from their experiences and struggles. Follow the road-trippers’ journey below, then watch the documentary on public television—and right here—when it premieres.

On the road for...


Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
Filter:
  • ALL
  • PICTURES
  • TWEETS
  • VIDEOS
  • INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

FUELED BY:

THE ROADTRIPPERS

  • ANTWAN

  • EMILY

  • MANSI

ANTWAN KING

Age 32
From Greenville, NC

Sometimes Antwan gets stressed out by the thought of competing with younger college grads for jobs in cybersecurity. But he’s worked too hard to get here—holding down a full-time job during the day and loading UPS trucks at night just so he can finish his master’s in digital forensics and cyber investigation. “I refuse to give up,” he says. The memory of his grandfather, who never complained, keeps him going; hearing “no” motivates him, too. He just strives harder. He found his passion for cybersecurity a little later than some; but now that he knows what he wants to do, he’s looking for inspiration from people who have taken a leap of faith and made their dreams happen. There are so many people like me, he says. Hearing about their experiences is the best motivation to keep going.

Antwan

MANSI THAKAR

Age 24
From San Diego, CA

To Mansi, cybersecurity is a field where you can be a superhero. But when you’re a modern-day tech protector facing millions of malware threats, you need backup. That’s why she’s drawn to the space where cybersecurity meets machine learning. Mansi wants to help shape how we meet the growing magnitude of cyber threats through data and automation. This challenge energizes her—the same way she’s energized by the challenge of being one of the few women in the field, even though it’s sometimes difficult. She knows that what she achieves can have a ripple effect and inspire others. Right now, she’s pursuing her master’s in cybersecurity, and when she’s not working on her tech skills, she likes to practice yoga at the beach with her friends and cook Italian food.

Mansi

EMILY COX

Age 26
From Bloomington, IL

The thing Emily loves about cybersecurity is its duality: the tools you use to break into a system are the same ones you use to protect it. Quick to get bored, with insatiable curiosity, Emily discovered cybersecurity a year ago and found a home in the fast-moving, constantly evolving field. Formal education was a struggle—she dropped out of high school and didn’t finish college—and it seems like everyone else started coding as a kid, so Emily wonders if she’ll be able to catch up. She’s been teaching herself and completed a coding bootcamp in between working as a barista, but now she’s at a crossroads. It’s time to take a leap if she’s going to pursue cybersecurity, and that’s why she’s on this road trip—to find guidance and inspiration to jump-start what’s next.

Emily

HOME SWEET HOME

HOPPER the RV

QUICK STATS

DOB............................2004

# OF ROADTRIPS..............2

MILES.......................30,340

FUELED BY:

map

STOPS & INTERVIEWS

STOPS
INTERVIEWS
New York, NY
11/29/2016

Rohan Amin

Managing Director, Global Technology, JP Morgan Chase

Christina Morillo

Vice President of Technology and Information Risk, Morgan Stanley

Washington, D.C.
12/1/2016

Michael Echols

Executive Director / CEO

Georgia Weidman

Founder and CTO

Annapolis, MD
12/2/2016

Patrick Weadon

Curator, NSA Cryptologic Museum

New Orleans, LA
12/6/2016

Ben Brown

Security Intelligence Response Engineer II

Adam Kujawa

Director of Malware Intelligence, Malwarebytes

Austin, TX
12/8/2016

Charles Henderson

Global Head, IBM X-Force Red

Vikram Phatak

CEO, NSS Labs

Los Angeles, CA
12/14/2016

Lisa Jiggetts

Founder & CEO, Women's Society of Cyberjutsu

Irvine, CA
12/14/2016

Stuart McClure

CEO/President, Founder, Cylance, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
12/16/2016

Window Snyder

Chief Security Officer, Fastly

Redmond, WA
12/19/2016

Alex Harmon

Senior Security Analyst, Cyber Defense Operations Center

Zoe Krumm

Senior Business Intelligence Manager, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit

Kristina Laidler

Cyber Security Services and Engineering Security Principal

STOPS & INTERVIEWS

New York, NY
11/29/2016

Rohan Amin

Managing Director, Global Technology, JP Morgan Chase

Christina Morillo

Vice President of Technology and Information Risk, Morgan Stanley


Washington, D.C.
12/1/2016

Michael Echols

Executive Director / CEO

Georgia Weidman

Founder and CTO


Annapolis, MD
12/2/2016

Patrick Weadon

Curator, NSA Cryptologic Museum


New Orleans, LA
12/6/2016

Ben Brown

Security Intelligence Response Engineer II

Adam Kujawa

Director of Malware Intelligence, Malwarebytes


Austin, TX
12/8/2016

Charles Henderson

Global Head, IBM X-Force Red

Vikram Phatak

CEO, NSS Labs


Los Angeles, CA
12/14/2016

Lisa Jiggetts

Founder & CEO, Women's Society of Cyberjutsu


Irvine, CA
12/14/2016

Stuart McClure

CEO/President, Founder, Cylance, Inc.


San Francisco, CA
12/16/2016

Window Snyder

Chief Security Officer, Fastly


Redmond, WA
12/19/2016

Alex Harmon

Senior Security Analyst, Cyber Defense Operations Center

Zoe Krumm

Senior Business Intelligence Manager, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit

Kristina Laidler

Cyber Security Services and Engineering Security Principal

FUELED BY:

exit
exit

SUGGEST A LEADER INTERVIEW

Name someone you look up to
whose brain you’d like us to pick

*Required Field
Submit
exit

SUGGEST A PIT STOP

We’d love to learn about...

*Required Field
Submit
exit

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSION

Keep following the road trip here and you
might just see us chatting up your idol.

If we take you up on your suggestion,
we’ll give you a shout-out here