Ashley Tolbert

Cyber Security Engineer

Ashley Tolbert is a Software Engineer turned Cyber Security Engineer and Researcher at Stanford University’s Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), focusing on computer network forensics and cyber incident response.

She has a diverse background in experience that includes researching database security at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, modeling software for NASA Ames, and creating enterprise software applications at the ABB Research Center in Germany.

Directly before SLAC, she earned a Master’s in Computer Security from Carnegie Mellon University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Auburn University. Ashley’s other academic interests include diversity in security, the intersections of artificial intelligence and security, and Blockchain.

My Sessions

My Sessions

Not Your Typical Hacker: My Journey in Cyber Security and Why We Need More Women and People of Color Involved

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In this talk, I’ll highlight the positive impacts of diverse, welcoming communities like the Grace Hopper Conference on my life and career in cyber security, discuss what some call the “Unicorn” effect,” touch on “hacker culture” and what it’s like to attend the world’s largest hacker conference, and end with how the boundaries of the […]

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