About Me

About Me

Hi, I'm Megan Kaczanowski, a cybersecurity professional in New York City. Currently, I work as the Threat Intelligence Lead for the Americas at S&P Global and study Computer Science in NYU Tandon's Master's program. I've previously worked as a Teaching Assistant for the NYU Bridge to Computer Science Program and as a Threat Intelligence Analyst.

In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, yoga, and scuba diving (basically anything outdoors).

I'm also passionate about increasing the representation of underrepresented minorities in cybersecurity and in support of that goal, I serve as the President of WiCyS New York Metro.

Education and Certifications

  • Current Computer Science Master's student at NYU Tandon
  • Completed the NYU Bridge Program to Computer Science with Distinction (Discrete Math, Intro to C++, Intro to Networking, Data Structures and Algorithms)
  • BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan
  • Associate of ISC^2: CISSP exam
  • GIAC: Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • Treadstone 71: Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Professional
  • Splunk: Core Certified User and Core Certified Power User
  • AWS: SysOps Associate, Developer Associate, Solutions Architect Associate, Security Specialty

Writing

Speaking

I occasionally enjoy speaking at conferences and events. Past events I've spoken at:

  • CircleCityCon (2020)
  • Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) Fall Summit (2019)
  • National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ND-ISAC) Fall Summit  (2020)
  • Women in Cybersecurity National Conference (2019, 2020)
  • Cofense Submerge (2019, 2020), named Trailblazer of the Year in 2019
  • OWASP NYC  (2019, Panel Moderator, Event Host)

Contact Me

If you have questions, comments, or just want to say hi, you can find me on Twitter, Github, or LinkedIn! Please feel free to reach out and send me a note!

If you're in New York and would like to grab coffee (in a post coronavirus-vaccine world), please reach out!

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