Attendees for this discussion will walk away with proven strategies to assist with:
1. Goal setting – how to leverage goal setting to achieve the needs for your cybersecurity career.
2. Learning – defining what you’ll learn and how you’ll get there with your journey.
3. Giving back – why it’s critical for our industry to provide a mechanism to give back to our industry.
There is a global shortage of cyber security talent. The pipeline for cyber security talent itself does not measure up to the near-term need for additional disciplines like automation, DevSecOps or simply different leader-types in the field. While the dearth of talent is metastasizing, there may be a solution looking the industry right in the mirror.Cybersecurity careers are unlike traditional careers – there are so many moving parts. This coupled with the amount of stress, knowledge, and skills required may feel like the cybersecurity role will be constantly changing. How did you prepare for your role in cybersecurity?Was it always neatly planned out? Or….did you just kind of stumble into it and figure it out as you went along? Something that can help the next generation of security leaders is a mentor. Mentors serve as a safe place to have discussions and help plan for the future. In this discussion, Rock Lambros, 20+ Year Cybersecurity Veteran, Founder of RockCyber and Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), 3x CISO and Co-Founder of Blue Lava will discuss how mentors have played a critical role in their professional lives. Attendees for this discussion will walk away with proven strategies to assist with: Goal setting – how to leverage goal setting to achieve the needs for your cybersecurity career.Learning – defining what you’ll learn and how you’ll get there with your journey. Giving back – why it’s critical for our industry to provide a mechanism to give back to our industry.
Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), a recognized authority for building Information Security, fraud, and big data solutions, is the CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Lava. Laz has 30+ years of experience in building and supporting some of the largest InfoSec programs for Financial Services, Retail, Technology, Hospitality, and Transportation verticals. His past roles include: CISO for vArmour, CISO at Sears, CISO at Silver Tail Systems (RSA/EMC), VP of Strategic Initiatives at ReddShell Corporation (TrustWave), and a former PCI QSA. Laz is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, holds a Master’s in Computer Information Security from the University of Denver, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has earned his CISA, CISM, CSSLP, and CRISC certifications.
Rock Lambros is the CEO and Founder of RockCyber, a strategic cybersecurity consulting firm. He is a seasoned cybersecurity and executive with over 20 years of expertise in aligning cybersecurity strategy with enterprise business goals. Rock believes that business alignment of a cybersecurity program is the best approach to reduce the risk of revenue to an organization. Rock’s experience includes building security programs, architecture, operations, governance, risk management, compliance and incident response for multi-billion dollar public and private global organizations with exceptional security requirements. His enterprise experience has spanned industries with vastly differing security and privacy requirements, including energy, e-Commerce, government, banking and manufacturing.
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