Hi! My name is Stephanie "Stef" Rand. I will graduate with a Bachelor of Science
in IT with a concentration in cyber security in December 2019 from Augusta University. I earned my
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Augusta State University in 2012.
I am unique in that I can integrate both sides of cybersecurity; human and computer,
soft skills and tech. I recently completed a research project as co-investigator developing a theoretical
framework for how security analysts approach their investigations from a metacognitive perspective.
How do they think, and how can they think more effectively?
I want to work as a blue-teamer and investigative analyst. I have a passion for
problem-solving and excellent attention to detail. I work extremely well as part of a team.
I am very cool under pressure; I have had training in fast, high-risk decision making, and as a former whitewater raft guide
and as a wilderness first responder I have had ample opportunity to practice those skills.
I have strong investigative skills and am comfortable handling large amounts of data,
such as log files. I plan to leverage the thinking techniques I research to improve my own
investigative skills, and I am excited to bring all of my skills to the table.
When I am not studying, I sometimes work on freelance web design projects. This site is
my own design, using Bootstrap as a framework. I am familiar with HTML, CSS, and Wordpress, and am
on my way to being a full-stack developer. I also like to go backpacking...it is good to unplug now and then!