Career routes & diversity in Cyber
Rosie Anderson, Cyber Manager from Outsource UK delivers another PeerTalk™ panel on Peerlyst about career routes and diversity in Cyber.
Duration: ~30 min, On-Demand
- Rosie Anderson (moderator), Cyber Security Manager, Outsource UK
- Carolyn Yates (CodingCarolyn), Manager, PwC
- Kenneth Bechtel, Malware Researcher/Threat Hunter/Industry Pioneer
- Ron Woerner, Cybersecurity Professor, Bellevue University
Ken talks about the experience variety from job specs, and his experience as an industry pioneer. Ken and Ron both talk about the history of the industry, and the community being welcoming, along with the anonymity that is offered when studying online or being in an online community – your skills are what matters, rather than gender or race All 3 panellists discuss the importance of networking to find roles, as well as the importance of home labs, and helping yourself to stand out when applying for those first jobs.
Carolyn discusses her experience as a career retrainer from mechanical engineering, and the importance of making the most of your networks to find a role, which can be online networks or face to face networking events. Carolyn also discusses catching girls early to get them interested in cyber security and the importance of code clubs from a young age.