Sylvia Ogar is a proud 21st Century scholar and IUB alumna. She is currently a second year Masters of Science student at IUB studying Cybersecurity Risk Management with a business concentration through Kelley School of Business. Sylvia is an active member of Women In Cybersecurity (WiCys), and serves as the leadership director for The Fare Connection Leadership Program. Sylvia is dedicated to utilizing technology to pursue equal access and autonomy for all. She is also an active supporter of women’s empowerment, and several diversity initiatives in STEM.
Sylvia has extensive experience and passion in the field of Cybersecurity. Apart from CTF challenges and pursuing certifications while she earns her degree, she has worked as a researcher for multiple global security projects and has recently interned for Crowdstrike , a cloud-based endpoint security company.
"I want everyone to remember that every single event that has happened in our lives-- whether good or bad, contributes to who we are as people. Please take all these events as learning opportunities, but do not dwell over them! If you are thrown off your balance—rather use it as a learning experience. Do not let the struggles of the present engulf you from your future dreams and goals in the future!" Einstein once said: "The future is Unknown, but a somewhat predictable Unknown. To look to the future, we must first look back upon the past. That is where the seeds of the future were planted. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”