Job Title: Technical Research Quality Assurer and Player Development Coach
What do you do at BitSight and when did you start?
I started at BitSight in May 2018. As a quality assurer, I take the entities that are created by other researchers and verify the correct information. I make sure all the information is accurate for the customer so that the ratings are correct. In terms of development coaching, I keep track of everyone’s statistics and performance.
What is an entity, and what do they have to do with Technical Research?
An entity is a company, a subsidiary, a division, or a product. For example, you have Amazon, Audible, Amazon Web Services, and Amazon Prime. Technical Research does all the work that goes into the program and creates the BitSight rating — it’s one of the most important departments here.
What is your background and how did you get into cybersecurity?
I went to Central Connecticut State and I graduated with a sociology degree. I applied to tons of jobs, and BitSight was my favorite as soon as I walked in. The atmosphere and people were all incredibly nice and the position was something challenging that interested me.
What challenges you the most at BitSight?
Big entities that are out-of-this-world confusing, but rewarding.
Before working at BitSight, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I worked at a pool store for a few summers in college and tested chemicals.
If you could switch your job with anyone else at BitSight for a day, whose job would you want?
I want to be Steve Harvey [CEO]. I want to be involved in the background workings of a company to make it successful.
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
The very first thing I would buy would be a house in York, Maine. I travel there all the time — it’s an hour and twenty minutes from my apartment with no traffic. I love everything about that area.
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I read a lot of Hallmark story-type romance novels. I like hiking, traveling, and going to breweries and wineries.
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
It gets better. Just wait until you’re out of high school, and it gets a lot better. When you’re in that time you think that’s the world, but then you get out and really experience everything and you’re like, wow, this is what I was missing.