1) Planning Your Cybersecurity Career 2)Tracking Career Opportunities - Keynotes Day-2
Keynote: You Got This: Planning Your Cybersecurity Career (30 min)
Marian Merritt, Deputy Director, NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education
Despite the tremendous global need for cybersecurity talent, job seekers report it can be difficult to get started. Remarks to include types of cybersecurity work roles; government hiring and resources; issues and hidden barriers; and strategies career entrants can use.
Keynote: Tracking Cybersecurity Career Opportunities with CyberSeek.org (30 min)
Will Markow, VP, Applied Research – Talent, EMSI Burning Glass
About Marian Merritt, Deputy Director, NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE):
Marian Merritt is the Deputy Director for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/ U.S. Department of Commerce. Her areas of focus include workforce management, apprenticeship, and small business cybersecurity. Marian has over 20 years of experience working in the cybersecurity industry, with experience in product management, corporate website management, family online safety programs and corporate philanthropy. She previously was with Symantec Corporation as their Director of Cyber Education and Online Safety Programs.
Marian attended Boston University’s Questrom School of Business for her undergraduate degree and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
About Will Markow, VP, Applied Research – Talent, EMSI Burning Glass:
Will Markow is the Vice President of Applied Research – Talent at EMSI Burning Glass where he oversees a research and consulting team focused on strategic workforce planning and the impact of emerging technologies on the workforce. Will’s research with Burning Glass is routinely featured in national media outlets, and he has overseen dozens of custom research projects for Fortune 100 companies, technology vendors, training providers, workforce development organizations, and government agencies. He has also advised multiple White House administrations on key issues related to the future of work.
Will is also a frequently cited commentator on the cybersecurity talent shortage and, in partnership with CompTIA and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, leads the development of CyberSeek, an interactive online tool providing definitive data on the cybersecurity workforce across the United States. Prior to joining Burning Glass, Will worked in the energy industry leading original research for public policy organizations and clean technology startups. Will holds a degree in economics and math from Bentley University, where he graduated with highest honors.
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