Amara Leggett - Software Developer & Cyb

Tech Portfolio

I started my tech journey in 8th grade when I taught myself 7 programming languages with the help of Codecademy and developed my own version of Cookie Clicker. 

Since then, I have received my high school diploma and an Associate of Science degree at 16 as well as a B.S. in Computer Science with a specialization in Information Assurance at 19. I discovered my interest in Cybersecurity after I had the chance to shadow the Security Assurance team at one of my internships, which led me to obsess over Hacktivity news. 

I'm a developer by nature but a cybersecurity nerd at heart.

Experience

Software Engineering Intern


  1. Migrated website content into a CMS called Strapi
  2. Manually deployed content with Netlify
  3. Developed Strapi components with JavaScript




Cybersecurity Copywriting Intern


  1. Created technical articles and tutorials regarding SSL/TLS concepts
  2. Installed an SSL certificate on a Nginx and Apache2 server
  3. Published an article on Bug Bounty Training for Beginners: https://sectigostore.com/blog/bug-bounty-training-for-beginners-how-to-become-a-bug-bounty-hunter/
  4. Published How Much Does a DigiCert SSL Certificate Cost: https://cheapsslsecurity.com/p/how-much-does-a-digicert-ssl-certificate-cost/
  5. Published How to Get a DigiCert Domain Validation SSL Certificate: https://cheapsslsecurity.com/p/how-to-get-a-digicert-domain-validation-ssl-certificate/




Security Assurance Intern


  1. Designed and developed phishing campaigns in HTML using Wombat
  2. Created MBS (Minimum Baseline Statandards) for applications from a CIS (Center for Information Security) benchmark
  3. Enrolled and managed applications in Tenable by developing the security policies and scanning devices
  4. Used Advanced Excel Formulas to automate the MBS creation and revision process, which reduced 65% of time spent




Software Strategy & Architecture Intern


  1. Designed and developed a Static web application using Node.js and React
  2. Completed Java Unit Testing on an API (Application Programming Interface)




Marketing Intern


  1. Managed social media and email marketing internally and for clients
  2. Created SEO (Search Engine Optimization) rich articles and page content
  3. Removed malicious code from a WordPress website





Community Engagement

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Board of Director, The HAPPY Organization

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Inclusion & Diversity Council Member, Guardian Life Insurance

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Advisory Board Member, Together Digital

Technical Projects

Amara Leggett Technical Project - JavaSc

Utilized a JavaScript library to develop a ruler that would be displayed above the Whiteboard application.

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Developed the game of Hangman using Python.

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Developed 2 search engines with JavaScript in Wix Corvid that takes input from a user, searches a database, and displays the result.

Cybersecurity Accomplishments

Bug Bounty for Beginners article - Amara
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In addition to a published article about bug bounty training for beginners, I was also a member of the Computer & Hacking Club at Saint Leo University where we completed simulation capture the flag challenges. 

Transferrable Skills

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As a result of being a published author, I have strong writing skills that allow me to write in-depth technical documentation.

Since I am an experienced public speaker, I am able to communicate effectively and present well for demos.

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Since I have owned and managed a business for over 3 years, I am a visionary executive and capable of leading.