A New HOPE (2022): "Cyber Security Certifications: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" (Download)
Friday, July 22, 2022: 2:00 pm (DAC 206): As hackers, we all have unique skills and abilities that are in huge demand globally. How can we demonstrate to non-technology people - HR and hiring managers - the value of the work we've done? Increasingly, everyone is turning to certifications as a way to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. But with so many certifications to choose from, and with courses and exams costing so much, how can we know which ones improve our job application and career prospects - and which ones hold us back? In this presentation, Tom will share his experiences from 30 years in the security industry - looking at the range of entry-, mid-, and high-level certifications. He'll share what he looks for when hiring and building out his teams, how he evaluates candidates and their certifications, and which ones he recommends (and which to avoid) for people at all stages of their career.