Pivot to a Career in Cybersecurity

Presented at ShellCon 2019, Oct. 11, 2019, 11 a.m. (50 minutes)

A career change to cybersecurity doesn't mean you have to start your career over. In this session we will discuss how to leverage your current job skills and life experiences to help you transition your career to the exciting world of cybersecurity.


  • John A. Sicklick
    John Sicklick has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry as a software developer, systems administrator, systems integrator, and systems security engineer. John is a retired U.S. Navy Commander where he served as an Information Corps Warfare Qualified officer. John currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at a local community college, teaching courses in ethical hacking, Linux operating system, and computer forensics. He has also served as a mentor instructor for SANS. A graduate of New York Maritime College and Azusa Pacific University, he holds a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Applied Computer Science and Technical Programming. He holds the GSLC, GXPN, GWAPT, GCIH, GCFE, GPEN, and CISSP certifications and the Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking certificate from the SANS Technology Institute. John is excited and honored to help others further their careers in cybersecurity.


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