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Friday, July 16 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Seismic shift from Executive Assistant to Security Specialist

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How does an auto-didact become CISO at a tech company with a market cap of $20bn?

How does a personal fitness trainer become an Executive Assistant to a CISO, who sees the potential in this person and asks them to move into the Security world full time?

Cybersecurity is a hard nut to crack. All those qualifications and special classes you have to take to become a l33t hacker. But what if we told you that hard work and a determination to succeed can be just as important and as effective in making that job change? Having a ton of qualifications is great, but we brought something else to the table - a desire to learn and a desire to share our knowledge.

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Dawn Charles

Business Specialist, Security, MongoDB
Dawn Charles is MongoDB's Business Specialist for the Global Security Department. She works alongside the CISO and her globally distributed team. Dawn joined MongoDB 6 years ago after making a big career change, and is relatively new to the security industry.
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Lena Smart

Lena Smart is the Chief Information Security Officer at MongoDB, a cross platform document oriented database platform. Lena joined MongoDB with more than 20 years of cyber security experience. Before joining MongoDB, she was the Global Chief Information Security Officer for the international... Read More →

Friday July 16, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Stage 4 - Career Village Talks https://tdi.mobi/stage4