OWASP Ottawa @ Shopify – Seeking Truth (5/17/2017)

Seeking Truth: Exploring Mental Health in Information Security

In light of the Canadian Mental Health Awareness (CMHA.ca) #GETLOUD week and May being Mental Health awareness Month in the United States, this presentation will provide an overview of the subversive mental health challenges information security practitioners face and strategies, tactics, and resources available to overcome them.

Slides

Presentation-Mental-Health-OWASP-May-FINAL

Resources

Richard Thieme (@neuralcowboy) Def Con 24 – August 6, 2016

Playing Through the Pain: The Impact of Secrets and Dark Knowledge on Security and Intelligence Professionals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IowHTVxHpAs

Amber Baldet (@AmberBaldet) DEF CON 21

Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Tactics – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfYJE-qCVaM

Amanda Berlin (@Infosytir) BSides Nashville 2017 Keynote

Mental Health in Infosec: Hackers, Hugs, & Drugs https://www.slideshare.net/amandasullivanberlin/mental-health-in-infosec-hackers-hugs-drugs

Amanda Folson (@AmbassadorAwsum)

On-Calliday: Un-Sucking Your On-Call Experience –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcfnG5DkwWs

OS Mental Illness (@OSMIhelp)

Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI) is a non-profit founded in 2013 dedicated to raising awareness, educating, and providing resources to support mental wellness in the tech and open source communities.

OSMI began in 2013 as a speaking campaign by Ed Finkler. Ed started speaking at tech conferences about his personal experiences as a web developer and open source advocate with a mental health disorder.

https://osmihelp.org/

RallySecurity.com (@rallysecurity)

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClLADKBRgjkwe3JXxvAchiQ
Twitch TV: https://www.twitch.tv/rallysecurity

Epsiode #27
https://rallysecurity.com/podcast/rallysec_episode27-jack_daniels_talks_stress_exhaustion_fatigue-burnout/

  • Jack Daniel, Guest (@jack_daniel)
  • Tony Robinson (@DA_667 )
  • Ben Heise (@benheise )
  • Danny Akacki (@DAkacki – infosanity.org)

Rob Fuller (@mubix)

hackingtogether.org
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wggu_qaYJaQ

There are many ways to help us that need it and are afraid to ask for help because one of the biggest biases we still have in our community is showing weakness. But you can let those around you know that you care, that you are there for them, and that your door is open to talk anytime, but one of the best ways is just to be around each other, hang out, go to a movie, talk about your day. To be a true friend, not just another face in the lobby of a conference.

http://ir0nin.com/ (@iR0nin)

Welcome to the resource for hackers & others who want to be better equipped to educate and help make positive change For those who want to be involved in the community and reach those outside of it. Then please use the tools here to become that change!

http://www.infosanity.org/

Resources + Slack

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