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Thursday, March 8 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Choose Your Own Adventure: A Career Guide to InfoSec

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Information security (infosec) is a very broad field that may seem to have a high barrier of entry from the outside. If all you know of infosec is from exaggerated news or security conference press coverage, it may seem that many of the engineers and researchers in the fields are as much magicians as they are scientists. That’s rarely the case. STEM fields have many different specialities that each have their own skill sets and focus. Practitioners form a base set of foundational skills and then dive deeper into specialized skills depending on the focus; infosec is no different. This talk intends to break down the field of infosec into some high-level fields of expertise and break down the skills needed to pursue one of the many types of professional jobs available in the industry. This will reveal foundational skills that are helpful no matter which field of infosec you might focus on, as well as some recommendations for next-steps to enhance your field-specific knowledge.

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Aaron Portnoy

Vulnerability Research Group Lead, Raytheon CSI
Aaron has worked professionally in the vulnerability research space for over a decade. He specializes in reverse engineering and exploit development and has given numerous training classes on the topics to beginners. He currently works at Raytheon where he manages a team and works... Read More →
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Andre Protas

Vulnerability Researcher, Raytheon CSI
Andre has worked professionally in infosec since 2005. Over his career he has been involved in most aspects of offense, fromvulnerability research to operations. He holds a few diplomas but avoids work that require them.Currently he supports Raytheon customers and happily spends all... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST