About Kate Vajda

Kate Vajda is a Senior Security Consultant with Secure Ideas. She has 10 years of Information Technology experience with the last 4 years in Information Security. Kate utilizes her background in Linux system administration and network security to provide operational excellence, most recently at a Fortune 500 utility.

Kate is passionate about automation techniques for operational, auditing, and security related functions. She has considerable experience with the NERC/CIPv3 standards and developing processes and technical controls to assure compliance. Kate earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science from Central Michigan University and the GCIH, GWAPT, and GCIA certifications.

Kate is also a teacher of Information Security at a local college, a member of #misec and involved in organizing and volunteering at Converge/Bsides Detroit, Bsides Indy, Defcon, Circle City Con, Grrcon and others.

The purpose of this blog is to be able to share ideas and give back to the community at a faster rate than trying to talk to everyone. I enjoy the late night banter at a conference just like any other person, but my behind-the-scenes helping out needs to shift into a more productive means of communication. 2017 is going to be a different year for me, this is my way of preparing for it.