Webinar Series

Discover | Protect | Prepare

A Day in the Life of...

Wednesday, May 26th at 11am PT | 2pm ET⁠


Cybersecurity focuses on protecting organizations, large and small, from digital attacks by keeping information and networks safe. Experts have the ability to detect vulnerabilities and make recommendations that ultimately mitigate risks and develop best practices for maintaining their organization's security.

With organizations moving their security to the cloud, an increase in sophisticated cyber attacks, and the recent expansion of remote work, the need for cybersecurity professionals is also growing.

Join us on Wednesday, May 26th as we talk with cyber professionals across different functions within the cybersecurity space. Each individual brings a unique perspective and insight into what their daily lives entail.


A Day in the Life of...

May 26th at 11am PT | 2pm ET

Our Speakers

Dorian James

Curtis McCormick

Samira Pakmehr

Manager of Security Operations at Security On Demand

Dorian is the Manager of Security Operations at Security On Demand. A serial DEFCON contest winner, Dorian is still learning many things cyber and is focused on leadership and team building.

Before beginning his new career, Dorian had 20 years of extensive military experience in the areas of training, project management, threat analysis and logistical planning solutions with international implications. A military policeman by trade, Dorian also spent nearly nine years protecting US embassies and interests worldwide. Using skills, knowledge and experience gained during this time, Dorian was able to successfully transition from a senior leadership role within the Marine Corps to become a driving force at Security On Demand. 

SOC Supervisor at Security On Demand

⁠Curtis McCormick is a SOC Supervisor at Security On-Demand. He has been working at Security On-Demand for a little over 3 years enjoying the challenging and rewarding aspects of day to day life. Currently residing in Southern California with his incredible wife and wonderful daughter, he enjoys spending free time with his family hiking. Curtis is an avid NFL fan and can be found always reading up on current news/events pertaining to the cybersecurity industry as a whole. 

Intelligence Analyst at GroupSense

Samira Pakmehr is an intelligence analyst at GroupSense, a digital risk protection services company. Her role focuses on delivering actionable cyber and threat intelligence. Lately, she has been developing her knowledge on ransomware and the negotiation process.

Samira discovered her interest with the cyber world during her graduate studies, learning about the intersection of technology and national security. Prior to GroupSense, she worked in open-source intelligence at a third-party risk management firm. Samira holds an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in global security and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Virginia. 

Previous Speakers

Arka Bala

Founder and CEO, ContextGrid

Arka Bala is Founder & CEO of ContextGrid - a start-up based in Silicon Valley. ContextGrid has created an open registry for contextual data and holograms in the physical world, browsed using the first Open Augmented Reality based browser for the spatial web. It’s similar to Verisign’s DNS service and Mosaic, the first web browser. He is also helping track and prevent COVID19 with spatial web tech as the CTO of HealthGrid Alliance, and Co Founder and Governing Board Member of the OpenARCloud.org., Arka has 15 years’ experience as an Entrepreneur and Big Data Architect with extensive experience and strong skill set in Big Data and Cloud involving startups, banking, financial services, business intelligence and data warehousing.

Debby Hindus

Executive Co-Director at HealthGrid Alliance

Debby Hindus is the Executive Co-Director of the HealthGrid Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to “healing the world,” starting with technologies to address Covid safety in the new normal. Also a Venture Partner and Mentor at F50 Elevate, she is a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley who specializes in complex new ventures. Debby directed marketing at Zentera, a cybersecurity startup, and previously co-founded Rapport, Inc., an early multiprocessing chip company. She is a strategist and technologist with deep hands-on startup, business and technology research experience. Debby also has taught at Stanford and Harvard, and as Executive Director of Entrepreneurship at Cogswell College, she designed and put in place the college’s first graduate-level program. She holds an M.S. from the MIT Media Lab and a computer science undergraduate degree from U. Michigan. 

Daryl Pfeif

Co-Principal Investigator, Cyber Sleuth Science Labs

Daryl Pfeif is the Founding Partner of Digital Forensics Solutions (GotDFS.com) and CEO of Digital Security Associates (GotDSA.com). Since 2004, she has been actively engaged in digital forensics and cyber security, supervising forensic and data breach investigations, security audits and analysis, training, research and software development. Daryl is also a founding Board Member and the COO of DFRWS.org, a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that coordinates international knowledge sharing and collaborative activities for leaders in education, government, and industry to address emerging challenges and to advance the science in DFIR research and practice. Daryl’s most recent endeavor is the Cyber Sleuth Science Lab, (CyberSleuthLab.org) an initiative founded in 2016 to empower young women and other underrepresented youth to pursue careers in DFIR and related fields.

Erez Turjeman

Researcher and Software Engineer, Barracuda

Erez Turjeman is a security researcher and a software engineer at Barracuda Networks. Prior to Barracuda, he worked on various embedded systems at SeaPTec and Cisco, and he continues to help Barracuda in building secured software components and services to serve our wide varieties of customers. As part of the Barracuda Labs organization, he focuses his research on networked systems from IoT devices to cloud infrastructure. Identifying vulnerabilities in devices and the operating ecosystems they belong to is Erez's passion. Lately, Erez has utilized various tools and techniques to track, identify, and analyze the malicious threats in network and application security protection contexts. Erez holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University.



A Day in the Life of...

May 26th at 11am PT | 2pm ET