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October 2016 ISSA International Web Conference




How To Recruit and Retain Cybersecurity Professionals

Recorded Live Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Overview:

We have all heard the term "Cybersecurity talent shortage." With information security rising as one of the quickest growing industries, there are more jobs than there are qualified candidates. This creates a difficult HR environment and tends to lead to a high level of turnover. How can businesses recruit, but just as importantly, retain, key cybersecurity personnel?

In this two hour ISSA International web event, industry professionals will share their experiences and provide real world feedback regarding one of the most challenging issues facing the information security field. Additionally, we will explore the results of a comprehensive employment study performed by ISSA and ESG earlier this year. What does the data collected in the survey tell us about the current and future security job markets, and how can you apply these findings to your business operations?


Moderator:

Hari Pendyala

Hari has 20+ years of experience in Information Security. He is currently working as COO of 7inQ, an Incubator based out of India. Hari is a CISSP, CISM and ITIL v3 Certified professional and is an Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International Fellow. He is currently serving as Vice- President, iTAAP, IT Association of Andhra Pradesh, India. He has Master’s in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University and Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from SVU College of Engineering.


Speakers:

Erin Hanson, Director of Client Experience, InfoSec Connect

Erin has been involved in people analytics and professional recruiting for federal government contractors for over 20 years. Erin’s experience includes recruitment of highly specialized doctorate level skill sets in support of energy research positions including life sciences, physical sciences, IT/Cyber and specialized engineering fields. Additionally, Erin has experience in business analytics, proposal writing, program development/administration, and business development roles. Her experience offers demonstrated abilities in managing and developing solution oriented proposals and programs.

 

Erin is a graduate of University of Idaho with a Bachelors in General Studies with an emphasis in Industrial Technology. She is certified as a Global Professional in Human Resources. Erin’s degree emphasis in industrial technology and broad experience in technical recruiting provides her with a strong technical terminology and understanding of skill sets in multiple science, technology, engineering, and math fields. 


Candy Alexander

Candy has nearly 30 years in the security industry working for companies such as Digital Equipment, Compaq Computer Corporation, and Symantec. She has held several positions as CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) for which she developed and managed Corporate Security Programs. She is now working as a Virtual CISO and Cyber Security consultant.

Candy is the chief architect for the Cyber Security Career Lifecycle for the ISSA (Information Systems Security Association), and until recently she served a Director for 14 years on the International Board. She is also the past President and current Board Member of the ISSA Education and Research Foundation. Candy has also served as Vice President of Education and Vice President of International Relations for the ISSA. She remains a loyal member at the local level with the New England Chapter and the ISSA - New Hampshire Chapter.

Candy has received numerous awards and recognition, including that of Distinguished Fellow of the ISSA, ranking her as one of the top 1% in the association, and she was inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame in 2014. She also had the opportunity to be a featured speaker for the IT Security Symposium at the United Nations, and even received an invitation to the Offices of the White House to speak on the importance of security awareness to the President's "Cyber-Czar" staff.


Kim Jones

Kim L. Jones is Director, Cybersecurity Education Consortium, Arizona State University and has been an intelligence, security, and risk professional for over 25 years. A sought-after speaker and industry thought leader, Jones has built, refined, and/or managed security programs in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, outsourcing and defense industries.

Jones has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a master’s degree in information assurance from Norwich University and holds the CISM, CISSP, and CRISC certifications. He is a member of the CISO Advisory Council for ISSA International.

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