Whether you're an experienced security professional in today's skills-starved market or a newbie looking for your first job, you have many options for improving your prospects -- from increasing your salary by improving your credentials, to finding a new position at another company, or becoming an independent bug bounty hunter who searches for security vulnerabilities and responsibly discloses them to a company's security team.
In our next Dark Reading Radio show, Wednesday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT, we’ll take a look at the range of opportunities in today’s hot cybersecurity market and discuss the variety of career options to consider based on your individual interests, skills, experience, and industry-specific talents:
Our guests include:
Kymberlee Price, senior director of researcher operations, Bugcrowd, where she pioneered the first security researcher outreach program in the software industry. Prior to that, Kymberlee analyzed APTs at Microsoft, and spent four years investigating product vulnerabilities in BlackBerry's Security Response Team.
Levi Gundert, vice president, threat intelligence, Recorded Future. Before joining the startup Recorded Future, Levi was VP of cyber threat intelligence at Fidelity Investments and technical leader for Cisco's Threat, Research, Analysis and Communications (TRAC) team.
Owanate Bestman, a technical security recruiter in the cyber and information security division of Barclay Simpson, an international corporate governance recruitment firm.
In a broad-based discussion, our panel will share their own career stories, then discuss evolving trends in information security careers, including traditional roles in enterprise security to new titles and concentrations like cyber threat analyst, security software and infrastructure developers, cloud security specialists, and cybersecurity/IT Auditors.
Other topics we’ll explore:
- What are the most in-demand skills? What are the hottest markets?
- Startup versus established company? Specialist or generalist?
- How do you choose the best career path for your skills?
- On the job training, certifications, or college degree?
- What is the standard career path today, or is there one? How do you develop a road map?
- What soft skills and management experience will you need to advance in an organization?
- What impact will new technologies like machine learning and big data impact have on the security job market?
I hope you'll join our show and bring your insights and opinions to the conversation. You can post your comments and questions below or take them with you to the Dark Reading Radio studio on Wednesday, where you can participate directly through online chat. Please note, you’ll need to register for the broadcast to participate.
I look forward to seeing you there. But if you can't make it, please check out the broadcast and live chat from our Dark Reading Radio archives.
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