August 16, 2021

From math-hater to DEFCON-lover: An unlikely path to Cybersecurity

Would you let a fear of math scare you away from a career in cybersecurity? Some people pursue a career in cybersecurity because they love math... others, like Palo Alto Network’s’ Ashley Richardson-Sequeira, got into cyber because she loves computers and has seen the movie Hackers just a few too many times. A military veteran, musician, and English major, Ashley’s journey to a successful career in cyber is far from what many perceive as the typical path. Her story underlines that there is always room in this dynamic field  for someone dedicated to protecting friends and family from security threats -- even if they are admittedly terrified of calculus (or at least used to be).