BSidesSATX 2023

Sara Friedfertig

Sara Friedfertig is a Security Developer at Arctic Wolf, focusing on endpoint detections and third-party EDR integrations. She describes her “sweet spot” as the intersection of cybersecurity and programming, while still valuing any opportunity to serve as a communications liaison across teams. She holds an undergraduate degree in Software Engineering, a graduate degree in Cybersecurity, a dreamworld degree in Literature (doesn’t she wish!), and an EC-Council CEH certification. Prior to her current role, Sara has worked in and around the SOC as an analyst, engineer, and consultant. Driven by curiosity, Sara is known to ask the most questions on any given day at work; always learning, she takes pride in calling herself a forever-student. Sara is also a champion of advancing women in the cybersecurity workforce, having co-founded the Austin, TX Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) affiliate and currently serving as the chapter's Senior Vice President.


Two Sides of the Same Coin: Interview lessons, as learned by both interviewee and interviewer
Sara Friedfertig

When people think of interviews — especially in cybersecurity — they focus on the opposition of interviewer vs. interviewee, of hiring company vs. potential candidate. However, successful interviews result when the perspectives of both interviewer and interviewee are kept in mind, regardless of what side of the proverbial table you’re sitting on. In this talk, hiring managers and potential new hires alike will learn how to approach all stages of "The Interview" from both perspectives.

In the Thick of It
Track 2 (Moody Rm 101)