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Cybersecurity and Your Career: A Training, Mentoring and Learning Success Story

Presenter: Connie Mathews

Whether you're BREAKING into cybersecurity or Rebranding Yourself, understanding the importance of training, mentoring and soft skills is vital to your overall success in a cybersecurity technology career. In this webinar, Connie will discuss how to navigate your career goals and what the future may hold for you. She will help you to evaluate what you need to consider as you explore entering the cybersecurity industry. If you are experienced and want to know more about how you can keep your skills current, she will discuss retooling and how to apply adaptive learning as change continues to occur.

You don't have to be an ethical hacker to be part of this thriving global industry! In this session she'll explore the various segments of the cybersecurity industry and how you can "break-in" by rebranding your experience for each domain. Connie will focus on key skills and techniques to entry into the following domains of the industry:

  • Access Control Systems and Methodology
  • Telecommunications and Network Security
  • Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Security Management Practices
  • Security Architecture and Models
  • Law, Investigation, and Ethics
  • Application and Systems Development Security
  • Cryptography
  • Computer Operations Security
  • Physical Security
  • She will also explore answers to the following considerations:

  • How do you "secure" a mentor and coach in the industry?
  • What are the essential groups to get involved in?
  • What certifications and/or experience do you really need?
  • As you grow in your career, how do you give back?
  • Connie Mathews has been in the Information Security industry for over 16 years, as a trusted advisor. She has worked with hundreds of global, small and medium businesses in building their information security programs and helping organizations understand their risks around People, Process and Technology.

    Connie's passion drove her to start her own company, ReynCon Educational Services & Training, offering Cyber Security training to help educate companies and individuals seeking to build more awareness toward both soft and technical cyber security training. A believer in the importance of giving back to the community. Connie holds advisory roles and multiple board positions and is an advocate for the representation of diversity and inclusion in the Cyber Security workforce. She serves as:

  • Advisor to Tiffin University's Cyber Security Program
  • Advisor - Lockdown
  • Key advisor/organizer for the Central Ohio Info Security Conference, 12+ years
  • Founding member of EmpoWE-R Women of InfoSec
  • Founding member of Ohio Cyber Women (OCW)
  • International Consortium of Minorities Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Board Member
  • Central Ohio OWASP Board Member (Application Security Group)
  • Central Ohio ISSA Board Member (Information Security Group)
  • Connie is also the "Volunteer of the Year" for ISSA International; named: "181 Top Women in Cybersecurity to follow on Twitter;" and Cybercrime Magazine named Connie as "Who's Who to follow in Columbus Business First."