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Friday, July 16 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
How to Spark Your Journey into Cybersecurity as a Software Engineer.

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Are you a software engineer interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity? As software engineers ourselves, we know how challenging starting a career in security can be. Security classes at the undergraduate level and networking opportunities with security professionals are rare, thus perpetuating the inaccurate perception that being in security requires a lot of background knowledge and expertise.

It’s ok if you weren’t hacking as a toddler, there is room for you in the industry. In fact, cybersecurity entails much more than hacking! Unfortunately, it’s not commonly talked about how many security roles require engineering skills and that the skills you build as a software engineer are completely transferable to those needed as a security professional.

In attending this presentation, you will hear firsthand accounts of how two security engineers transitioned their careers from software development to cybersecurity. The discussion will include actionable advice and resources on how to enter security, and cover other topics such as conferences, educational researches, and hands-on experiences. By dispelling the myth that security is hard to get into, participants will leave feeling empowered in pursuing a career in cybersecurity.

Speakers
avatar for Aditi Chaudhry

Aditi Chaudhry

Cloud Security Engineer, Two Sigma Investments, LP
Aditi is a Cloud Security Engineer at Two Sigma. She started her career as a software engineer at a financial company and then transitioned into cybersecurity and has worked in the field for five years. In security, Aditi started as an application security engineer automating application... Read More →
avatar for Madelyn Torres

Madelyn Torres

Security Engineer, Two Sigma Investments, LP
Madelyn began her journey into cybersecurity in middle school when she tried to understand how her computer’s antivirus program worked. After learning how to program and exploring her interest in security, she started her career by interning as a software engineer at various... Read More →


Friday July 16, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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