Choose Your Own Cybersecurity Adventure: How to get started and succeed in the InfoSec field

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It's no secret that technology is evolving faster and faster every day. This means the types of skills and the needs of organizations to protect and secure those technologies are changing just as quickly. Trying to get started in the Information Security or Cybersecurity fields can be difficult with ever-changing curriculums and often unreasonable expectations of skill requested in job postings.

For students and educators alike, it can be difficult to know what the most relevant courses are, what topics should be focused on, and what additional skills will help position the next generation of security practitioners for success.

Some of you are here today because you might be considering a career in cyber security and you might be asking:
What area of cybersecurity should I specialize in?
How do I demonstrate skill and experience when I'm first interviewing?
Are there some skills and knowledge that are more in demand than others?

Or maybe you are here as an educator and asking:
How do we better prepare students to be successful in these careers? 

In this discussion, Nathan, will share what he's seen working with both educators and students over his 25 year career of mentoring new practitioners and leaders in the cybersecurity field. Along with what trends are being seen in the industry for the types of skills and topics both students and educators should include in their programs to remain relevant for the future.
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