About Me


I’m Martha Van o, the only newly-minted cybersecurity expert in America who couldn’t get a job in the field even though I kept reading about how desperately I was needed. Was it sexism? Ageism? (I am 60.) I’ll never know, but I haven’t been a political and social activist for 40 years because everything is just peachy in this truly wonderful country of ours. I’ve also spent the last four decades in technology, often the only woman in the room, and let me tell you, well … you know, you just know. Enjoy my essays!  When I’m not writing, I’m walking with my husband and dog, sewing, mentoring girls, working for democracy, and being a grateful grandma. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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