“I didn’t know this could be a job!”
I hear that from nearly ever security engineer I’ve worked with. Whether they’re
straight out of college or a seasoned engineer switching to security we all love
this work so much it doesn’t feel like a job.
People say finding great security engineers is like finding a unicorn, a great
engineer demonstrates excellent technical and communication skills, and an
unending well of passion for the industry. Can we be more specific on what we’re
There are hundreds of resources dedicated to helping the next generation of
security engineers establish their new career. This talk will help you know what
to focus on.
We’ll explore the differences between being part of a product security team vs.
a security consulting firm. I’ll also help you identify the expectations of the
industry in both the technical and non-technical.
I will demonstrate in this talk that anybody with passion and dedication who
understands the malicious mindset can find an awesome, rewarding role in
I’ve personally managed and hired more than 100 security engineers. My biggest
passion is introducing people from every background to security.