Amanda Berlin is Lead Incident Detection Engineer at Blumira, where she leads the development of new detections for the Blumira platform, based on threat intelligence and research.
An accomplished author, speaker, and podcaster, Amanda is known for her ability to communicate complex technical concepts in a way that is accessible and engaging for audiences of all backgrounds. She co-authored an O’Reilly Media book Defensive Security Handbook: Best Practices for Securing Infrastructure, a comprehensive guide for starting an infosec program from the ground up. She is also co-host of Brakeing Down Security, a podcast about the world of cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, and regulatory issues that arise in today’s workplace.
Amanda is the CEO and co-founder of Mental Health Hackers, a non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness about mental health issues in the cybersecurity community.
Amanda is on Twitter as @InfoSystir, where she can be found cracking jokes, posting selfies, and expressing her love for hedgehogs.