WONDER WOMAN IN CYBER
Alexis Culp joined WiCyS in 2019 is the Director of Engineering at Apollo Information Systems Corp., a California value advisory reseller. Before joining Apollo, she held several roles at both FireEye an intelligence-led cybersecurity company and Websense (now Forcepoint) a content security and DLP company. She holds a computer science degree with honors from the University of California Santa Cruz. She believes an organization of any size can have a defensible network if they invest in 3 important components being a reliable technology stack, relevant threat intel and people with a passion for what they do.
Why did you get into cybersecurity?
I was born with a keen ability to troubleshoot and break fix. I applied that ability in technical support in email security for 5 years. I really enjoyed working around unwanted inbound threats. Combine that with a computer science degree and a desire to do something good in this world...and cybersecurity becomes a natural career path.
More about Alexis' work.
I lead the engineering division at Apollo. My core responsibility is ensuring that our customers understand the value and differences of technologies & services in cybersecurity.
Alexis' Cybersecurity Tip
Adhering to basic best practices like asset management and patch management can make a big impact on your overall risk exposure.