Considering a Career in Cybersecurity? Everything You Need to Know First

EvolveSec - Chicago Cybersecurity
EvolveSec - Chicago Cybersecurity
Public group

1871 - 2.03 Room

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212 · Chicago, IL

How to find us

The event will be hosted in the 2.03 event space within 1871, Suite 1212 of Merchandise Mart. Go up to the 12th floor, follow the main hallway and check in with the front desk who will direct you to the 2.03 space.

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Cybersecurity is a booming industry right now. The number of companies needing to hire qualified cybersecurity professionals, is much higher than the available talent.

This is a big opportunity for those considering a career in cybersecurity.

However, you might be asking if it's really worth it? What is the long-term ROI of a career in cybersecurity? What are my best options to break into the industry?

During this free presentation, Dr. Faisal will share with you all the facts, trends, and opportunities to launch a career in cybersecurity.

You'll learn:

- The current state and future of the cybersecurity industry
- How competitive the job market is
- What career tracks are available
- What salary you can expect to make
- A day in the life of a cybersecurity expert
- Options for training and certifications
- and much more.

Dr. Faisal Abdullah is a multi-disciplinary educator and cybersecurity specialist with over 15 years of experience in academia and cybersecurity consulting. He has been the recipient of over $450,000 in grants from U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Security Agency (NSA). Faisal specializes in cybersecurity risk management for large and mid-sized organizations. He currently serves as the Director of Academy and Security Consultant at Evolve Security. He holds CISA and CISSP certifications.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided!

Sponsored by TEKsystems!

TEKsystems® is North America's leading technology staffing and services company. Combining a proven track record of superior performance, a quality-focused approach to service delivery, and the highest-caliber technical professionals in the market, TEKsystems helps our clients successfully plan, build, and run their critical technology initiatives. With more than 25 years of experience, we annually deploy 70,000 technical professionals from 100+ locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Our capabilities include IT staff augmentation and direct placement services; managed, project-based, and outsourced applications and infrastructure services; education services; and comprehensive workforce management solutions.