Why am I surrounded by friggin' idiots?!? (Because you hired them!)

Presented at BSidesLV 2014, Aug. 6, 2014, noon (60 minutes)

Let's face it… Many people have better luck at the craps table that they do hiring the right candidate for their INFOSEC opening. Making matters worse, most of us have come from a purely technical background and don't know the faintest thing about building our own team. There can be nothing more disheartening than finding out that you've hired the wrong guy, or worse yet, let the *right* one walk away. In this presentation we will discuss strategies for making sure the best new employee makes it in the door. This includes everything from recruiting, prescreening, reviewing resumes, conducting good interviews, and asking tough interview questions. This talk is aimed towards both managers who are tasked with hiring and interviewees who want make sure they are at the top of their game.


  • Stephen Heath - Director of Security Services - Intrinium
    Stephen Heath is an INFOSEC/pentester guy who has over a decade of experience in the security industry. He currently serves as Director of Security Services at Intrinium in the Pacific Northwest. He is a theatre fan, lefty wonk, NW sports fanatic, hip hop historian, cinephile, world traveler, father to a 2-year-old, and all around serious nerd.


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