Launching Your Career in Cyber Security

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Do you want to start a career in cybersecurity, but don't know where to begin? If so, this meetup can help by providing an ideal foundational mapping of the career paths and certifications that IT professionals should consider if they're interested in transitioning to cybersecurity.

The cyber threat landscape is evolving rapidly, and corporations are scrambling to find skilled people to fill cyber positions. There is clearly an acute shortage of skilled cyber professionals. Cybersecurity workforce training and development is going through a major transformation today with the changing threat landscape as well as rapidly evolving technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics. This presentation will bring real-world best practices from the trenches on how cybersecurity education and training can be both affordable and effective in helping people fill the cybersecurity job openings with the right skills. The presentation will highlight the critical skills required in the next generation of cyber professionals and how is the role of a security analyst rapidly evolving with the advent of advanced targeted attacks and zero-day attacks.

Attendees will walk away with a clear understanding of practical cybersecurity career pathways, popular tools and skills, and how to break into a cybersecurity career. Newcomers have a chance to meet with others who are eager to break into the field and returning members get to share their experience about where their adventures in the cyber field have taken them. If you are a job seeker bring along some copies of your resume and business cards.

6:00 - 6:30 Networking with Peers
6:30 - 7:30 Launching Your Career in Cyber Security
7:30 - 8:00 Open discussions with folks who have successfully launched in Cyber Security
8:00 - 8:30 Networking with Peers

Parking is free and located directly outside the building.