Metaverse Law will be one of the speakers at the AI LA Community’s seminar focused on cyber security and privacy. The seminar will be held at The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator in West Hollywood on Thursday, November 21st.
The event is from 6:30PM to 10:00PM and includes networking, a panel of speakers followed by a Q&A, and concludes with another round of networking.
Metaverse Law recently interviewed Malia Mason, co-founder and president of the Southern California Chapter of Women in CyberSecurity, Navy veteran, and business owner. A transcript of the conversation is available below:
Lily Li: Women make up only 15% of today’s cyber security workforce. Today, I have brought my good friend, Malia Mason, who’s trying to get that number to 50%. Malia, thanks for joining me today and talking a little bit about women in the cyber security and tech community. To get started, can you let us know a little bit about how you got involved in cybersecurity?
Malia Mason: Yeah, so, my career in cybersecurity actually began in the military when I was in the Navy years ago. I served active duty for four years and worked to secure our nation’s secrets. When I got out of the military, that’s when I wanted to continue to help secure data and decided to get into the cybersecurity realm and I’ve worked as a consultant for a few years and actually, this year, just founded my own small cybersecurity consulting firm called Integrum. We’re working to help secure small businesses, especially in nonprofits.
Lily Li: Another thing that you’re very involved with is women in cybersecurity. So, tell us a little bit about what that organization does and what’s been happening lately in that space.
Malia Mason: Yes, so, Women in CyberSecurity is a national nonprofit that was founded in2012 and I am actually the co-founder and president of the Women in CyberSecurity SoCal chapter. We boast over a hundred members so far and we have a chapter as well in San Diego and our launch event actually brought over 50 attendees, both women and allies, and it was great to see the community come together and we’re hosting a big Cyber Career Day on October 19th; which should be really, really fun and try to help more people get into this industry, especially women.