Lisa's Open Road


    Cybersecurity Roadtrip


Founder and CEO
Women's Society of Cyberjutsu

“You can be scared, but just do it!”


Business Technology


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


Accomplishing Goals


  • 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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