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Friday, March 29 • 10:00am - 11:00am
What do you want to be when you grow up?

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Many industries have well-defined points of entry and well-understood education and training requirements. Information Security is not one of those industries. Successful infosec pros often have wildly diverse backgrounds so it is difficult to know which is the "correct" way to enter this field. As our industry has evolved and matured, what do organizations now look for in a candidate? What combination of skills, experience, and education will get you in your "dream job?" SPOILER - there are many predictors of success, and organizations have different priorities, so there is no single answer.

The speaker will describe his experiences as a 22-year veteran of IT and infosec, both from the perspective of working for internal support teams and as a client-facing consultant. In addition to direct observations, this presentation will include the perspectives of other infosec pros that currently work in various capacities in our industry. The goal is not to answer the question of how to successfully develop one's career, as such, but rather to continue the dialogue of what is important to us as we develop our future experts and leaders.

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Damon "ch3f" Small

Technical Director, NCC Group
Damon Small began his career studying music at Louisiana State University. Pursuing the changing job market, he took advantage of computer skills learned in the LSU recording studio to become a systems administrator in the mid 1990s. As a security professional he has supported infosec... Read More →

Friday March 29, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
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