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Katlyn Gallo

What do security teams do when they’re not dealing with security incidents?

Today, I had the opportunity to talk to undergraduate Computer Science students about a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity. After talking a bit about how I got where I am today, someone asked me, “can you talk a bit about what you do from day to day in your role?”

Discovering myself one day at a time.

When I think back on my childhood, one of the things I always recall is never knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up. You all remember that question, right? You might’ve been in first grade, or maybe you were in fifth grade, but at some point, you were asked that question.

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The goal of this publication is to inspire, educate, and share ideas about InfoSec. Dark Roast Security is a platform designed to bring people together that are passionate about sharing their knowledge or want to learn something new about Cybersecurity.

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What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity has become so important in today’s modern world. For any non-IT reader, think about all of the technology you use today. Your smartphone, maybe a tablet, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and all your other smart devices…

A Journal Entry

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I pull into the parking lot of the health center. I’m 10 minutes early. Do I go in now? My appointment isn’t until eight, maybe I should wait a little bit. No, let’s just get this over with. I don my mask, grab my purse and open the door to get out of my car.

Three Stars — Good storyline, but left much to be desired.

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The Guest List by Lucy Foley has been on my list for a while and it’s one I constantly see being recommended on various platforms. It’s a New York Times bestseller and many readers have compared it to the famous Agatha Christie novels.

Protecting against malicious user-defined input.

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Welcome to the seventh article in the OWASP Collection! Today we’re going to be discussing cross-site scripting: what it is, how to perform an attack, and most important of all, how to protect against it.

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Welcome to Reader’s Nook!

A Journal Entry

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Does anyone else ever get overwhelmed with the desire to do so much? Or is that just me?

A Journal Entry

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I’ve cracked the secret code to Medium earnings, and hint: it’s not all about going viral.

I’ve been writing on Medium since October 2020, so just over six months now, and over the last two months, I think I finally cracked the code. I am definitely not earning hundreds of dollars a month, so if that’s why you opened this article, sorry to disappoint. You’ll have to find that magic potion elsewhere.

What is the MITRE ATT&CK Framework and why should I learn about it?

If you’ve recently started out in the security industry you have probably heard of the MITRE ATT&CK framework before. Maybe you even have a basic understanding of what it is, but odds are you probably don’t have a full understanding of how it works and how it can be applied in a security operations program.

Katlyn Gallo

Coffee lover, bookworm, and InfoSec enthusiast |

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