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Friday, July 16 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
What They Don't Teach You in School: 5 Things We Wish We Knew Before Starting Our Careers in Cybersecurity

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From classrooms to whiteboard sessions and teachers to layers of management—a career in cybersecurity is vastly different than where traditional education has led us. In 2018, we transitioned from being computer science students to working full-time in cybersecurity. During this talk, we'll be sharing what worked for us, what didn't, and what we learned along the way. In this collaborative presentation, we want to showcase multiple paths for breaking into this industry, and audience participation is highly encouraged. You will walk away with lessons learned including: methods for learning about up-and-coming tech trends, productivity tips, steps for increasing your professional network, and more.

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Bailey Bercik

Program Manager, Microsoft
Bailey Bercik (@baileybercik on Twitter) is a Program Manager in the customer facing arm of the Identity Engineering division at Microsoft. As part of the “Get-To-Production” team, she acts as a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 enterprises deploying Azure Active Directory. She's previously spoken about Azure AD customer stories and security recommendations at Microsoft Ready & Ignite, Blue Team Con, The Diana Initiative, and BSides Portland. Prior to this rol... Read More →
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Maggie Marxen

Software Developer, Microsoft
Maggie Marxen currently works as a Software Engineer for Microsoft within the Commercial Software Engineering organization, where she engages directly with Fortune 500 customers to find cutting-edge ways to solve their most difficult problems. Specializing in cybersecurity, she is... Read More →

Friday July 16, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
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