A Conversation on Getting Into the Field

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The field of Cybersecurity, (which really represents Information Security in the age of the internet, virtual reality, and networked computers), has matured drastically over the last two decades. Information Security traditionally focused on the security of information technologies and the physical security of information repositories; Cybersecurity is Information Security on steroids. To manage Cybersecurity, Information Security teams now work closely with many other experts from a variety of backgrounds and professions, and encompasses Data Privacy, Disaster Recover/Business Continuity, Risk Management, Supply Chain Management, Audit, and other disciplines, requiring professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions.

Specific discussion points include:

  • Various layers of the field & how they interact (legal, business, government affairs, compliance, technology, etc.)
  • What are potential roles and areas of expertise? (Governance, Risk Assessment, Technical Aspect, Client, Framework & Standards, Security Architecture/Engineers/Developers, Incident Response, etc.)
  • Primer into the field (What is most helpful?)
  • Available Education, Conference, Certificates & Trainings
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