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Saturday, July 16 • 9:30am - 10:00am
“Threat Modeling your Mental Health: Strategies to identify, understand and mitigate threats to your emotional wellbeing”

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Work. Family. Relationships. Covid-19. We are all under an inordinate amount of stress, from many sources. Specifically, cybersecurity professionals also deal with alert fatigue, increasing workloads and ever-changing job requirements, and understaffed, pressure-filled environments.

The TTPs (tactics, techniques, and procedures) of chronic stress are elusive. Stress can create havoc in our lives and impacts our ability to stave off burnout or physical shut down. How can we systematically identify when we are under attack and determine what the effective responses are to remediate and recover from compromised mental health?

In this talk I will provide conference participants with strategies to: determine the current state of their mental health and identify sources of stress, use data to determine type of intervention needed, document the severity of compromise through journaling and a daily point system, prepare for initial therapy or doctor visit (medical threat hunting and incident response team), and institute and follow an effective therapeutic response and remediation plan.

We will also review common attack vectors known to working professionals and discuss the implementation of interventions in the workplace for support of a healthy system (work accommodations, task management strategies, workday relaxation techniques).  This presentation will equip participants to take the initiative to proactively protect their mental and emotional wellbeing through awareness, insight, evidence-based investigation, and timely response.

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Kassandra L. Pierre

Neurodiversity Affiliate Founder & President, WiCyS
Kassandra Pierre knows the power of advocacy and inclusion. As a volunteer and public health stakeholder, she has harnessed and leveraged strategic support to ensure that individuals in need of allyship received the support and resources necessary to unlock their potential.Kassandra’s... Read More →

Saturday July 16, 2022 9:30am - 10:00am PDT