Member Spotlight: Leah Schwartzman

Leah Schwartzman, Lead Cybersecurity Analyst, CTI at Target, shares how she has helped build out a fraud intelligence function within cybersecurity.
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This month’s member spotlight is Leah Schwartzman, Lead Cybersecurity Analyst, CTI at Target.

We asked Leah to tell us more about her experiences as a member of the cybersecurity and RH-ISAC communities.

How did you end up in the cybersecurity field?

Leah: With the shift in consumer behavior and shopping patterns, the line is blurred between digital and physical fraud. With my experience in fraud, I took an opportunity to help build out a fraud intelligence function within cybersecurity.

What do you enjoy most about working in cybersecurity?

Leah: Not only are we protecting Target, we are protecting our guests. Especially in the fraud space, we see the direct impact of the work we do to frustrate and stop fraudsters. 

What do you enjoy most about the RH-ISAC community?

Leah: Fraudsters are continuously pivoting and using new sophisticated techniques, so it is important that we work together to be proactive in threat profiling and mitigation efforts across the industry. The RH-ISAC is an extension of everyone’s individual team and a community of people to share ideas with, which makes every team stronger. 

Sharing and collaboration are key to what we do at the RH-ISAC. Can you share a story of how you were helped or when you helped another?

Leah: Fraud intelligence is a newer function within cybersecurity, and it has been great to have the RH-ISAC community to lean on to ask questions, develop intelligence capabilities, and partner with on key initiatives. I look forward to continuing to share my experience with other organizations to help them further build their fraud program.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Leah: Pickleball (No, it’s not just for old people), hiking with my dog, creating memes of Ryan Miller and Matt Brady, and traveling

Leah with dog

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