Web Researcher

Created by Shira Sepida, Data Specialist at Polywork
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Sep 18, 2021
Completed a contract
Built an email list
Populated contact database
Gathered tech investors via AngelList
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The client ended the contract on Upwork today which started in 2017.

Project description: the client needs a list of tech investors in the US.

The process of collection was in all states but the search algorithm of Angel.co wasn't that adaptive as how I want it to be, it has a search result limit. And so I proposed to gather by location then narrow it down by market to get those active tech investors.

I was able to get 2,000 active Tech Investors from the United States, more from California & New York, and the rest were from the other states. Attached is how the data pull looked like.

This project was paid by milestones, received 4 milestones in total.
Learning a new tool
Automated deployment
Researched people's activity
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As a member of the Cloud Security Team, I performed MSV testing on the Darkside, who is responsible for the Colonial pipeline event.  This testing is intended to assess our protection, detection and alerting capabilities to confirm we would be successful should an attack like this occur in IHS. MSV is an attack and breach simulation tool.

The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack took place on 5/7/21 when the Colonial Pipeline suffered a malware attack which forced them to shut down their system, resulting in a halt of all the pipelines operations.  This attack affected several of their Information Systems.  Darkside is a ransomware criminal enterprise, who is responsible for this attack.

Oct 27, 2017
Started a new contract
Populated contact database
Gathered traffic rank using SimilarWeb
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First task:
Look for contact details and the website's traffic rank.

Shira Sepida


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Mar 30, 2017
Built an email list
Researched Charity Organizations
Started a new contract
Freelanced with Farewill
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First project with Farewill. Tasked to get the manager/head of legacy, giving, and fundraising in a charity organization within the UK.
Oct 16, 2013
Researched hotel information
Tasked to look for an email address and postcodes of list of UK hotel names that the client provided.
Jul 18, 2018
Researched roofing contractors
Built an email list
Gathered residential roofing contractors that are open for digital marketing.