128 Understanding Social Engineering and Maintaining Healthy Paranoia

Our guest today is Rosa Smothers, senior vice president of cyber operations at KnowBe4, where she leads KnowBe4’s federal practice efforts, including providing cybersecurity advisory services to civilian and military agencies within the U.S. federal government. From her humble beginnings with a used 8-bit home computer, Rosa’s career experience includes over a decade in the CIA, leading cyber operations against terrorists and nation-state adversaries. She served multiple tours overseas as a cybersecurity analyst and technical intelligence officer in the Center for Cyber Intelligence and the Counterterrorism Mission Center, and was highly decorated for her service. She’s a strong advocate and mentor for women starting their careers, and is a member of Women in Defense and InfraGard.

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