ICS Gabe - Electrical Engineer to Accidental Cybersecurity ICS Expert

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By Ayman Elsawah and Ayman Elsawah (@coffeewithayman). Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Gabriel Agboruche (@ICS_Gabe) is a senior ICS and OT cybersecurity consultant, helping organizations solve their most challenging industrial control security problems. And that was a mouthful, but that's what I do. Journey's unique one and almost didn't happen.

Notes

  • Gabe was a math whiz in the Detroit Public school system
  • During college, he had some experiences unique to him as an African American one of which was due to him being top of his class.
  • Gabe was an electrical engineer working at Nuclear facility, then #Stuxnet happened
  • The demand for cybersecurity skills combined with his experience and love for growth paved the way for where he is today.

Quotes

  • "All these systems are air gapped by regulatory guidance."
  • "I'm here for my education. I'm going to get this education. And not even necessarily prove this person wrong, but I'm going to be here and do what I have to do in order to get where I desire to be."
  • "He's like, wow, you're the first black guy that I have ever seen in person."
  • "I almost rushed with him for one that a frats."
  • " I saw that I would gain a greater exposure to a lot more technologies within my field. I get to see different plants. I get to touch different areas."

Links

Getting Into Infosec Info

Breaking IN: A Practical Guide to Starting a Career in Information Security: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N15GTPC/

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