Aastha is a highly skilled Cybersecurity professional with over six years of industry experience. Her expertise spans Identity & Access Management (IAM), Application Security, Security Information Security Management (SIEM), Threat Hunting, and Azure Cloud. Throughout her career journey, she has excelled in roles ranging from Consultant to Engineer and currently serves as a Technical Trainer. A passionate advocate for Diversity & Inclusion, Aastha is dedicated to empowering women in the field by facilitating ongoing cybersecurity education throughout their careers. She is the founder of CyberPreserve and the BBWIC Foundation, committed to advancing the role of women professionals in the industry.
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 actively engaged in community-driven learning and development initiatives. From 2019 to 2021, she served as the chapter lead for InfosecGirls New York Chapter. Currently, she holds a core committee position at OWASP Women In Appsec (WIA) and serves as a CFP (Call for Papers) reviewer at OWASP Global AppSec 2021. A member of WiCyS NY Affiliate, Aastha is also a Global Ambassador and Mentor at WomenTech Network. In early 2021, she founded the BBWIC Foundation and now serves as the Chair of the board. The foundation is dedicated to providing exceptional cybersecurity learning experiences for women in the industry through fireside chats, with a mission to cultivate female champions in the field and enhance professional development through collaboration.
Aastha's contributions have been recognized with the WSC (Women Society of CyberJutsu) Cyber Educator Award 2021, and she is a featured speaker at prestigious global conferences, including OWASP, RSAC, and BlackHat USA.