Geek Of The Week: Rachel Tobac

Geek Of The Week: Rachel Tobac

Rachel Tobac is a well-known social engineer and white hack hacker who is passionate about data privacy. She has presented at major security-related conferences like DEF CON. Additionally, Tobac is the CEO of SocialProof Security, a company specializing in social media security and training. While the majority of hackers focus on exploiting bugs and software flaws, SocialProof focuses on the human element.

Tobac also chairs the board for Women in Security and Privacy (WISP), a nonprofit organization who advocates for women in the IT Security field. They provide sponsorship, training, and mentoring for young women seeking careers in the data privacy industry. Tobac has accomplished quite a lot in a relatively short career and now she can add GOTW to her resume.

About the Author

avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT Security field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.