Kimberly TrejoSecurity Consultant
Ms. Trejo has worked in the Information Security industry for over two years. Her areas of expertise include vulnerability management assessments, risk mitigation planning, incident response, SIEM management, and malware analysis.
Prior to joining N&ST, Ms. Trejo was a Cyber Security Specialist with a New York bank. While there, she utilized her expertise to investigate and analyze potential malicious cyber activity to counter network attacks, insider threats or comprised accounts. As part of her responsibilities, Ms. Trejo reviewed security vulnerability scans generated by Rapid7 Nexpose, IBM Security AppScan, and Imperva software to verify whether the bank’s systems and internal applications continue to report discovered vulnerabilities. During her review process, Ms. Trejo played a key role ensuring effective Risk Management developed by the Information Technology department were thoroughly vetted, documented, and accounted for by the designated operational team implementing the fix.
In addition, Ms. Trejo gained direct experience working with SIEM management and malware analysis. Ms. Trejo utilized FireEye software to detect and examine email-based fraudulent attacks such as malicious attachments and phishing sites in order to mitigate harmful malware from affecting employee’s workstations. Ms. Trejo’s role also included investigating and analyzing the root cause of potential anomalous cyber activity using Log Rhythm and Carbon Black to counter network attacks, insider threats, or comprised accounts.
Ms. Trejo joined N&ST in July 2019.
Ms. Trejo attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she had received her Bachelor of Science in Security Management.
While earning her degree, Ms. Trejo held a position as a Cyber Security Liaison Intern with the U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She developed and provided briefings on cyber threats that could adversely affect the Coast Guard vessel’s navigation, communications, cargo tracking, security monitoring, and the safety of their assets.
Also, Ms. Trejo advanced her studies by joining the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City where she conducted extensive research on social engineering, cognitive thinking, and Internet security. Through this research, Ms. Trejo expanded her breath of experience of various roles under the information security umbrella which solidified her passion to progress her proficiency within the industry.
Ms. Trejo gained valuable intern experience critiquing and evaluating the origins and current security postures within corporations, non-profit organizations, and the government. She had also learned the varying concepts of crime prevention, rational choice theories, business continuity, physical security, and emergency management.