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Deveeshree Nayak

Assistant Teaching Professor
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I have more than a decade year of experience in cybersecurity. I've taught and mentored 5,000 students, and over the past few years, I have been a Professor at UW teaching Cybersecurity classes to undergraduates and masters students across. My expertise spans Security Analysis, Pen Testing, Privacy Engineering, Cyber Crime, Cyber Risks, and Open-Source Intelligence. Most importantly, I'm passionate about bringing people and perspectives together. I created my Podcast called Cyber Security Awareness which brings a multidisciplinary approach and solutions to cyber security challenges. I also was a Founding Member of the Diversity & Inclusion Council at UW, where I bring industry Cybersecurity experts. Finally, I regularly speak and give talks in the industry.

Founder of Podcast series Cyber Security Awareness: Bringing multidisciplinary approach to pressing cyber security issues.
Programme Committee Member, International Conference On Innovations For Community Services
Programme Committee Member, Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology
Programme Committee Member, Security, and Privacy of GHC

Memberships: Working Inclusion Group Member and Mentor of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCys), IEEE, ACM Chick Tech, Anita Borg Institute, OWASP, Women in Data Science, PyLadies, Women Tech Maker, Engineering Unleashed, Trace Labs, International Consortium of Minority Cyber Security Professionals (ICM5), Gold Member Team Member of Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (PRCCDC)

Scholarly Interests

Cyber Security, IT and Privacy Engineering

Current Research

Cyber Security and Privacy Engineering

Honors and Awards

Scholarship Recipient to attend conferences: Google I/O, Grace Hopper, Richard Tapia, Defcon and BlackHat.
Membership: Anita Borg Institute, IEEE, Women in Engineering (WIE), WiCys, and ACM