Join #LatinaGeeks and Microsoft for a two-part workshop that will equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of both cybersecurity fundamentals and generative AI prompt engineering techniques. 

In today’s boundaryless workplace, comprehensive security is essential, and the significance of understanding cybersecurity fundamentals cannot be overstated. As technology continues to evolve, so do the threats that target our digital infrastructure. Enabling 360-degree protection requires education and awareness to safeguard identities, data, and devices. Moreover, the integration of generative artificial intelligence (AI) has brought forth a new wave of possibilities and challenges, particularly in the realm of prompt engineering for AI models. 

By the end of this two-part workshop, participants will have gained a holistic understanding of cybersecurity essentials and the skills to effectively harness the power of generative AI through prompt engineering. The combination of these two topics provides a unique perspective on securing and leveraging technology in today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape. 

Meet our Instructors:

Brian Santacruz  

Cloud Solutions Architect Microsoft 

With over nine years of work experience in software engineering, cloud computing, and cyber security, Brian is a passionate and skilled Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft, where he works with high-performance computing and Azure Defender for Cloud. He is also an active member of the OWASP Foundation, where he contributes to the Orange County Chapter. He has a Master of Science in Cyber Security from Colorado Technical University. He holds multiple certifications in Microsoft technologies, such as Azure Solutions Architect Expert and Azure Security Engineer Associate.  

Raymond Nassar

Principal Technical Program Manager @ Microsoft 

Raymond works directly with customers looking to leverage the latest technologies to address their toughest challenges & transform their industries using cloud-based solutions. Prior to working at Microsoft, Raymond spent over 11 years working as a Systems Engineer in the U.S. Defense & Space sector. He has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Based out of Los Angeles, CA; he enjoys the continuous journey of learning how to play the drums and raising a toddler. 


09:30 am – 10:00 am –  Registration & Continental Breakfast 

10:00 am – 10:15 am –  Introductions from #LatinaGeeks and Microsoft Team 

10:15 am – 12:00 pm –  Part 1 of Workshop –  Cyber Security Fundamentals 

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm –  Lunch  (provided by #LatinaGeeks)

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm –  Part 2 of Workshop – AI Fundamentals 

02:00 pm –  End 



Microsoft Los Angeles Office

13031 W Jefferson Blvd UNIT 200, Los Angeles, CA 90094

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