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WIT: Breaking Biases in Cybersecurity

Our host, Jeff DeVerter, is joined by Racker, Karen O'Reilly-Smith, Chief Security Officer, who will share her journey into the tech world, what it means to be a woman working in cybersecurity, and breaking biases within the tech industry.


Our Featured Guest 

Karen O'Reilly-Smith  |  Chief Security Officer, Rackspace Technology 

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Our Discussion + Resources

This week in Cloud

  1. Building and running microservices at scale: A CTO’s view | InfoWorld ( 
  2. Cloud security in 2022: A business guide to essential tools and best practices | ZDNet 

AWS Releases

  1. Announcing the launch of the 2022 AWS DeepRacer League Virtual Circuit ( 

Azure Releases

  1. Public preview: Enhancements to Azure Form Recognizer for Azure Applied AI Services | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure 

Google Releases

  1. Export findings to BigQuery for analysis  |  Security Command Center  |  Google Cloud 

Job of the Day

  1. Rackspace Technology Jobs

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Jeff DeVerter

Chief Technical Evangelist

Jeff DeVerter

Jeff has 25 years of experience in IT and technology, and has worked at Rackspace Technology for over 10 years. Jeff is a proven strategic leader who has helped companies like American Express, Ralph Lauren, and Thompson Reuters create and execute against multi-year digital transformation strategies. During his time at Rackspace Technology, Jeff has launched and managed many of the products and services that Rackspace Technology offers, as well as supporting merger and acquisition activities to enhance those offerings. Jeff is the father of two young men and husband to his wife Michelle of 27 years. When not at Rackspace Technology or around San Antonio, you can find Jeff doing land restoration on his ranch in the Texas hill country.

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