Hello, I'm Ashley Kang! I use design, code, and research to explore questions about how to make the secure thing easier to do. Currently, I work as a security engineer on a platform security team with a current focus in building and maintaining security tools for internal authentication, authorization, and IAM/IGA. I dig coffee, skincare (here's my routine), skateboarding, and the superpower of being interdisciplinary.
I have a MS in computer science (proud Offensive Security Society alum!) and a BA in a self-designed liberal arts concentration in art, media studies, and computer science. During grad school, I worked on client and in-house projects with a collective of artists, educators, and technologists, then pivoted to cybersecurity by creating a rotational program for myself—resulting in a range of training and experience in:
- Technology consulting (web development, UI/UX design, web accessibility)
- Security engineering (product security, cloud platform/infrastructure security)
- Security consulting (application security, penetration testing)
- Security research (malware analysis, cyber threat intelligence)
P.S. If you're interested in cybersecurity but aren't sure where to start, here's a blog post I wrote! The point is that there is no single path into cybersecurity, which makes the hacker community so special.
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