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Saturday, July 17 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Reimagining Cybersecurity Careers

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The presentation will address a major issue regarding careers in the INFOSEC / cybersecurity industry based upon my observations over 11 years. There are too many open positions, too much gatekeeping, too much miss-information, and far too many junior personnel who struggle to get into the field. The current way of hiring, and developing or up-skilling is not effective. There is a lack of clear career paths that would help junior personnel plan avenues for professional growth. Companies and organizations continue to face serious burnout for a variety of reasons. Turnover is too high, and diversity is still far too low. Personnel feel pigeon-holed into specializations. We have to reimagine a better way, a sustainable method for the industry that also is more inclusive and diverse and is ready to actually incorporate diversity. For us to break old career paradigms, outdated ways of thinking, and to incorporate new ideas, we all need to be part of the solution. We can start today!

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John Stoner

Cybersecurity Strategist, Booz Allen Hamilton
John Stoner served for just over 10 years in the U.S. Army as a SIGINT analyst, receiving an honorable discharge in 2010. He has over 21 years of experience in the national security, intelligence industry, and defense sector in a variety of roles, with 11 focused in cybersecurity... Read More →

Saturday July 17, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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