Cybersecurity Challenges and Career Opportunities (TMIE Virtual Cybersecurity Summit)
With a new era of digital transformation, the needs for cybersecurity experts and technologist are rising rapidly and it remains as one of the most interesting and growing career fields. According to U.S. NIST’s Cyberseek.org data, we are seeing hundred-thousands of new job opportunities just in United States.
To help you understand and explore different career paths in Cybersecurity, we are bringing in top experts to speak about their day-to-day responsibilities, the trends in the industry, and the skills necessary to succeed. We will cover everything from latest cyber infrastructure to career preparations.
Introduction to cybersecurity Discuss trends, challenges, and opportunities in the industry Is cybersecurity for technical people only Panelists to share as how they started to work with cybersecurity professionals DEI in cybersecurity
- Ed Cabrera, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Trend Micro
- Stacey Wright, VP of Cyber Resiliency Services, Cybercrime Support Network
- Rodel Villarez, Senior Project Manager and University Instructor, Trend Micro
- Anthony Pinto, Professor, University of West Florida
- Moderated by: Zarmeena Waseem, Director, National Cyber Security Alliance
- Session hosts: Salih Tamim, Localized and Mitchel Chang, Trend Micro
About Ed Cabrera, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Trend Micro:
Eduardo Cabrera is responsible for analyzing emerging cyber threats to develop innovative and resilient enterprise risk management strategies for Fortune 500 clients and strategic partners. Before joining Trend Micro, he was a 20-year veteran and former CISO of the United States Secret Service with experience leading information security, cyber investigative, and protective programs in support of the Secret Service integrated mission. He started his career investigating transnational cyber criminal groups targeting the financial and retail sectors. He proudly served on the Presidential Protective Division for President George W. Bush before transitioning to lead cyber forensic operations in support of Secret Service large-scale data breach investigations. He served as the Secret Service Strategic Advisor to the DHS National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) where he led an interagency effort to share real-time actionable threat intelligence with Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO) and critical infrastructure partners. He is a guest lecturer at New York University Polytechnic Institute, Computer Science and Engineering Department and was a contributing subject matter expert on law enforcement; cyber security strategy and policy; and computer forensics and network intrusion incident response for the 2014 Risk and Responsibility in a Hyperconnected World; 2012 Homeland Security Advisory Council Task Force on Cyber Skills Report; and 2012 Insider Threat Study: Illicit Cyber Activity Involving Fraud in the U.S. Financial Services Sector. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Twitter: @Ed_E_Cabrera
About Stacey Wright, VP of Cyber Resiliency Services, Cybercrime Support Network:
acey A. Wright, CISSP, is Vice President of Cyber Resiliency Services for Cybercrime Support Network (CSN). Stacey leads projects to assist the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in developing the cyber domain for the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and the development of the international Cyber Classification Compendium. She works with multiple partners and stakeholders around the world, particularly in state and local governments, and law enforcement.
Previously, Stacey was the Directors of Partnerships and Cyber Intelligence at the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), where she developed partnerships and produced timely, actionable, unbiased state, local, tribal, and territorial government and elections-focused insight. In addition, Stacey teaches two graduate cybersecurity and threat intelligence courses at the State University of New York. Prior to her employment at CIS, Stacey was the Cyber Intelligence Analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Albany Division, where she was responsible for coordinating the local cyber intelligence program and served as the FBI’s liaison to the MS-ISAC. Stacey began her career as an Information Systems Specialist for the Cambridge, MA, Public Safety departments. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a formally trained Intelligence Analyst and a national speaker on cybercrime.
About Rodel Villarez, Senior Project Manager, Trend Micro
Rodel is another passionate individual working for Trend Micro for almost 16 years , He is currently a Senior Project Manager and holds previously various position in the company. He started as a technical trainer and move up on the corporate ladder. Teaching and Technology is his passion. He is a holder of two master degree both in Engineering and Education. A certified Google Educator, Microsoft Professional and Trend Micro Security Expert. Currently He is working to educate the teachers from geographically challenge location in the Philippines regarding the importance of Cybersecurity and helping University on their curriculum design to minimize the gap between the academe and the university.
About Anthony Pinto, Professor, University of West Florida:
Anthony teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Computer Science and Software Engineering. He joined the faculty in 2002 after he earned a M.S. in Computer Science from UWF. Anthony, who spent 20 years on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, also has several years experience and training in business-related software development and cybersecurity.
Anthony coordinated UWF’s successful effort to be designated a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Education. In addition, he is heavily involved in efforts to enhance Cyber Security education in the area including being a Mentor for CyberPatriot, Cyberthon as well as the Facility Advisor for the UWF Cybersecurity and coach for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Anthony's professional training includes Wireshark Advanced Network Analysis and Blackhat Certification in Hacking by the Numbers Bootcamp, Hacking by the Numbers BlackOps, pen testing with Kali Linux, Locking Down Linux and Adaptive Red Team tactics.
About Zarmeena Waseem, Director, National Cyber Security Alliance:
Zarmeena Waseem is a passionate leader. She considers herself a global citizen and believes in intersectional advocacy. She sees cybersecurity as a tool to empower people to protect themselves, their information, their communities. She took a leap into cybersecurity because there is a new challenge to learn about and teach about every day.
Zarmeena has the heart of an educator, so she started her journey by creating the Security Awareness and Education program for The George Washington University and moved on to be an Information Security Trainer at The New York Times before joining the National Cybersecurity Alliance.
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