Hacking your Cybersecurity Career

Presented at Kernelcon 2020 Virtual, March 28, 2020, 11:30 a.m. (20 minutes)

'How do I find a job in cybersecurity?' This is an issue for both new and experienced professionals. There continues to be a disconnect between those hiring and those looking. This session explains solutions to overcome the cybersecurity hiring gap. Whether attendees are looking to break into cybersecurity or land their next job, they can use hacker skills to make it happen. In this session, I’ll explain three traits of a well-rounded cybersecurity professional, three areas for balanced learning, and steps for hacking your career including visualizing your goals, knowing the best path for you, social engineering your next boss, active learning and keeping your skills sharp. This session also presents the difference cybersecurity career paths based on the NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). To get the right job, use hacking techniques to break through the hiring process. Learn how here.


  • Ron Woerner
    Ron Woerner, CISSP, CISM is a noted consultant, speaker and writer in the Security industry. As the Cyber-AAA Chief Security Evangelist, he delivers assessments, awareness and answers to small, medium, and large organizations. Ron established the Cybersecurity Studies program at Bellevue University, an NSA Center of Academic Excellence where he still teaches. He has been a featured speaker at the TEDx, (ISC)2, ISACA, and RSA conferences. Ron is always looking for more hackers.


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