Aastha is a competent CyberSecurity professional with 6+ years of experience in the industry. Her areas of expertise are Identity & Access Management (IAM), Application Security, Security Information Security Management (SIEM), Threat Hunting and Azure Cloud. Since the start of her career, she has donned many hats - from being a Consultant to Engineer and now a Technical Trainer. She is a strong advocate of bringing Diversity & Inclusion to workplaces.To promote women professionals in the industry, she aims to help in provisioning a continuous Cybersecurity learning experience to women throughout their careers. She is the founder of CyberPreserve & BBWIC Foundation.
She started her Cyber journey in 2015 while pursuing her Masters in Information Security Management where she had her first exposure to the vast world of cyber. Thereafter, she joined OWASP Delhi as a volunteer in the same year to explore the community side of the industry. Since graduating, she has worked for companies like NeGD (National e-Governance Division) India, TCS, Nagarro, Identropy (now Protiviti), Flatiron School, Exabeam and currently working as Microsoft Technical Trainer at Microsoft.
Aastha is also an active participant in community-based learning and development initiatives. From 2019-2021, she worked as a chapter lead for InfosecGirls New York Chapter. She is currently a core committee member at OWASP Women In Appsec (WIA) and CFP reviewer at OWASP Global AppSec 2021, Member of WiCyS NY Affiliate, Global Ambassador and Mentor at WomenTech Network. In early 2021, she founded BBWIC Foundation and is serving as the Chair of board. The foundation focusses on bringing extraordinary cybersecurity learning experiences to women of the industry in a fireside chat environment. The Circle has the mission to create women champions in the industry and enrich professional development through collaboration.
She recently won the WSC (Women Society of CyberJutsu) Cyber Educator Award 2021.