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The Life and Times of the Cybersecurity Professional 2021

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June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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ISSA/ESG’s annual research study “The Life and Times of the Cyber Security Professional “is full of valuable information, but only if you know how to use it. We will review pain-points identified by cybersecurity professionals and offer suggestions to use the data to educate the business, build a value proposition and justification for budgeting, training, and professional development time.


Candice Benson – Director of Operations, ISSA

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Candy Alexander – President, ISSA International Board of Directors

Candy Alexander has been working in cyber security for 30 years, growing up within the profession. She has held several positions as CISO for which she developed and managed Corporate Security Programs. She now consults as an international vCISO and Cybersecurity executive assisting companies large and small to improve their security initiatives. Candy’s passion is demonstrated through her volunteer work for the ISSA, as the chief architect for the ISSA Cyber Security Career Lifecycle® and is a long-standing Director on the International Board. She is also the inaugural President and past Board Member of the ISSA Education 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 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. Among her many accomplishments, two stand out; being a featured speaker for the IT Security Symposium at the United Nations and receiving an invitation to the Offices of the White House to speak on the importance of security awareness to the President's staff.

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Jon Oltsik – Senior Principal Analyst & ESG Fellow, Enterprise Strategy Group

Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst, an ESG fellow, and the founder of the firm’s cybersecurity service. With over 30 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies. Jon focuses on areas such as cyber-risk management, security operations, and managed security services.

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ISSA Webinars and Conference series cover all the continuing education credits to maintain your cyber security certifications. (CPEs, CEUs, ECE, etc). Each hour is equal to one continuing education credit. Certificates of completion are available upon request after completion. For instructions, click here.

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