Ron Woerner, James Mcquiggan, Christophe Foulon, Sharon Pole
This session will answer the common question, “How do I find a job in cybersecurity?” Whether you want to break into cybersecurity or land your next job, you can use hacker skills to make it happen. You’ll learn the three traits of a well-rounded cybersecurity professional and three areas for balanced learning. Steps for hacking your career include visualizing your goals, knowing the best path for you, social engineering your next boss, active learning and keeping your skills sharp. There is no single correct cybersecurity career path — learn how to find your own road less traveled.
Leadership development and growth can be a trial. Learn how to tap into experiences and apply them to new situations for a deep impact throughout your career. It may not be easy to hear that mistakes have been made, but the way we accept the truth and respond to the information can reshape the outcome. From budgeting and teambuilding to working through situations with difficult partners, get insights that keep the road ahead feeling full of new possibilities.
In this session, you’ll hear from an experienced pentester and educator on how to get the pentesting experience recruiters are looking for and how to demonstrate and document your skills. He’ll share the proven strategies that have helped his former students, mentees and other career advice-seekers obtain a job in pentesting. You’ll learn the importance of networking, personal branding and content creation in landing your ideal job.
Jamal Drake and Kirsten Renner
Two recruiting executives in this cleared space are ready to assist you in reaching your career goals. They’ll speak from their own personal experiences to share how confidence not only propelled them through stages but made it possible to help others. Neither speaker graduated college and both got through diversity hurdles over time. In this session, we’ll refine job searching and resume creation in cybersecurity. Find out how to connect with organizations after applying by contributing content, volunteering or learning something new.
Learn how to be a better security team manager and leader. In this session, we’ll discuss the fundamentals of management. Find out what makes a great security team and how to hire. Understanding emotional intelligence and what motivates team members. Get strategies for goal setting and performance evaluations. You’ll learn the importance of feedback and coaching.
Kathleen Smith, Rachel Bozeman, Kirsten Renner, and Kris Rides
During this live job search podcast, the cohosts will interview two recruiters about current topics in cybersecurity job searches and career development, which have dramatically changed over the last few years. New topics include the wide variety of remote opportunities, boomerang employees, culture and how to engage management on your career development.
One day, as a systems admin, I was asked to just “deal with” the web application firewall, and now — six years, five countries and 18,000 miles later — I’m in the C-suite. Full disclosure: I’m a mediocre systems admin, an okay engineer, an acceptable architect and a reasonably good InfoSec officer. What links these roles, and my rise through the corporate layers, is that somewhere my hard work hit a wall and the executives said, “You know what? You’ve done well but how about you head upward while the more apt people finish what you started?” So here I am, rising far too quickly, doing just enough to keep my imposter syndrome at bay — and I’m somehow succeeding without really trying. Come find out how!
This session will look at three parts to your cybersecurity career roadmap – your first job, your next job and your final job. We’ll map your skills and temperament to career tracks. Then we’ll cover how to develop the skills to navigate your career to your dream position.
Kris Rides, Tim Chase, and Catharina Budiharto
This session’s panel of experienced cybersecurity executives will share their unique career journeys, including the challenges they faced and lessons learned along the way. Hear their perspectives on the evolving cybersecurity landscape and the importance of leadership in security. They’ll share advice for aspiring professionals looking to make their mark in the field.
Kathleen Smith, Kirsten Renner, Tiffany Robbins, and Michael McCoy
The career search landscape in cybersecurity has changed dramatically over the last five years due to the pandemic and economic downturns. Many transitioning from the military face challenges moving from one successful career to the next. This panel of recruiters focused on assisting transitioning military personnel will highlight key issues to consider when transitioning military personnel to the next stage of their career in cybersecurity.