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Season 3 Episode 2: A Day In My Life: Designing cybersecurity tools that the user needs

February 05, 2021 Season 3 Episode 2
NextExec - EWF
Season 3 Episode 2: A Day In My Life: Designing cybersecurity tools that the user needs
Show Notes
In this episode,  Preeti hosts Ploy Buraparate, a user experience and design researcher in cybersecurity. Ploy vividly paints a picture about how she delivers excellence in security tooling by researching and evangelizing insights from empathizing with the users of products and services. She also talks about skills needed to start an exciting career in user experience research (user experience). Ploy and Preeti have a conversation on the tradeoff between security, usability and privacy and how diverse viewpoints can make these tradeoffs frictionless. 

Guest:

Ploy Buraparate is a user researcher, storyteller, and design thinking leader in Austin, Texas. Her work focuses on finding real, human insights and embedding them into practices that make impact and drive change. She works as a design research lead with IBM Security.

Host:

Preeti is a Senior Security Machine Learning Specialist at Charles Schwab Corporation where she provides technical expertise to artificial intelligence projects for cybersecurity. She has experience in developing practical solutions using data science and machine learning for information technology programs as well as commercial security products. She has prior experience as an applied security researcher at IBM X-Force where her work has contributed to intellectual property and conference talks.

During her spare time, she gives back to the community by creating podcast content to create awareness about emerging technologies in cybersecurity. She also engages in women in cybersecurity initiatives both within and outside of her organization. Preeti holds a Masters Degree in Information Networking with a concentration in Cybersecurity from Carnegie Mellon University.



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