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Tuesday, July 25
 

11:30

How To Accidentally Get A Job In InfoSec.
Johnny Xmas will share with us the story of his extremely tangential path to Infosec, from recording studio intern to penetration tester, with stops at some great places like "pharmaceutical college" and "literal homelessness" along the way. Prepare to have your imposter syndrome cured and your resume boosted with this tale of just how far a pair of cat ears can get you!

Presenters
avatar for Johnny Xmas

Johnny Xmas

Security Researcher, Uptake Technologies
Johnny is a Security Researcher at Uptake, a company dedicated to ensuring safety, reliability, and security of  industrial environments.  Johnny’s been speaking internationally (both in and very far outside of the infosec community) on the topics of information security, career... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 11:30 - 11:55
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

12:00

What A Career In Public Service Is Really About
When Bobbie Stempfley graduated with an Engineering degree, she couldn't find a job. Her first internship was opening boxes and shredding documents for the Army. While shredding, she read, observed, and learned more about the information security infrastructure than her colleagues. This launched a several decade career in public service ending with her last position as Deputy Assisant Secretary Office of Cybersecurity and Communication for DHS. Throughout her career she has lead and inspired many to tackle some of the most difficult and boring challenges out there to make the world a better place. Come spend a few minutes learning about career perspectives slightly different than your usual run of the internet.

Presenters
avatar for Bobbie Stempfley

Bobbie Stempfley

Director, CERT, Software Engineering Institute
I enjoy working in the public's interest both inside and outside of the government. Focusing on the hard problems where the technology and engineering meet the practices and policy and the people.


Tuesday July 25, 2017 12:00 - 12:25
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

12:30

Mentoring, Networking, Resume Review
This is a great time to come and network with recruiters who are hiring and looking to talk to you about their companies. You can also come into Hire Ground and have your resume reviewed. Also be on the lookout for Career Mentors who have "Blinky Badges" they are available to answer your tough questions about your career. Remember networking is the number one way to find a job - come and network

Tuesday July 25, 2017 12:30 - 14:25
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

14:30

Rate the Recruiter
Rate the Recruiter - Monthly, weekly and sometimes daily, you are being contacted by Talent Acquisition professionals that claim to have the next best career step available for you. What can you do to cut through the noise and find the best career advocates in your field? We will give you some tips to help "Rate the Recruiter" and identify the Top Talent Specialists in your field. By strategically picking your resources, you can gain access to Hiring Managers, Top Companies and Great Employment Opportunities.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Bush

Ashley Bush

University and Employer Brand Recruiter, Tenable
Professionally-speaking, I am a branding nerd. Whether it's improving your personal brand, professional brand, or your company's brand as an employer...you've got my attention. I have been in Talent Acquisition for four years, starting my career (I know, I'm still in the "starting... Read More →
avatar for Brian Sheridan

Brian Sheridan

Recruiter, Tenable
Brian is a Corporate Recruiter with Tenable and has 7 years of experience between in-house and agency. Specializing in high-growth organizations, Brian has a passion for creating excellent Candidate Experience and helping people navigate through a complicated job market. Brian has... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 14:30 - 14:55
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

15:00

The Commoditization of Security Solutions: Will You Be Replaced by a Small Script?
Security technologies and solutions change constantly. Today's new hotness will be tomorrow's old news and distinguishing features will be defaults in the next version. The insane pace of the digital arms race makes it difficult to keep up with the latest trends and skills. In this talk I'll explore this phenomenon & look at examples over the last 30 years to demonstrate a consistent pattern in the technology lifecycle. Then I'll outline proactive steps to prepare yourself to maintain a career in this field. By the end of this talk, you'll walk away with practical guidance on preparing for the future, avoiding burnout, and building your skill-set in a way that will prevent you from being replaced by a small shell script or the next security appliance.

Presenters
avatar for Nathan Sweaney

Nathan Sweaney

Senior Security Consultant, Secure Ideas
Nathan Sweaney works for Secure Ideas testing pens and consulting clients. He's been in the infosec industry for a decade or so working with a wide range of clients and technologies. He hails from the great state of Oklahoma and wishes you'd all keep flying over it & leave us alo... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 15:00 - 15:25
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

15:30

Mentoring, Networking, Resume Review
This is a great time to come and network with recruiters who are hiring and looking to talk to you about their companies. You can also come into Hire Ground and have your resume reviewed. Also be on the lookout for Career Mentors who have "Blinky Badges" they are available to answer your tough questions about your career. Remember networking is the number one way to find a job - come and network

Tuesday July 25, 2017 15:30 - 17:25
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

17:30

How To Hack Recruiting: Turning the Tables (Panel)
Are you sick of applying for jobs and never hearing back? See that perfect position posted and wonder what the hell you have to do to even get a human being to look at your resume? Has trying to get a foot in the door at your dream company turned into a nightmare? That makes, well, all of us. But if you want looking for work a whole lot less work, the good news is, you can hack your way into getting hired. You just have to think like a recruiter. But assuming you have marketable skills and actual experience in something other than not calling people back, you probably can't kill off enough brain cells to crack the recruiter code.
That's why this session will reveal how recruiting really works, from what happens when you apply for a job to how recruiters source, screen and select candidates to how offer negotiation really works. We'll pull back the curtain and look at how hiring happens today, the rules of the recruiting game and how to beat recruiters at their own game. You'll learn every secret hiring pros don't want you to know, and how to white hat your way into the world of work, without all the work (and the BS, buzzwords and banalities of the talent trade).

Presenters
avatar for Steve Levy

Steve Levy

Principal, Recruiting Inferno
Steve Levy brings an atypical combination of recruiting expertise and a technical experience to his performance-focused engagements with clients. He was one of the earliest members of the original ERE community and in 2004, was the first official ERE Blogger and Group Leader. Today... Read More →
avatar for Pete Radloff

Pete Radloff

Manager, Talent Acquisition, Microstrategy
Pete Radloff is a veteran recruiter, sourcer and consultant, who has been in the industry since 2000, with experience in both agency and corporate settings. Pete’s passion stretches across several areas of talent acquisition, including recruitment and sourcing, social media, employment... Read More →
avatar for Kris Rides

Kris Rides

CEO, Tiro Security / CSA
I'm not an Australian..... this accent is from the other side of the world! Please don't look for the guy in a full Tuxedo as I'm not packing it for this Vegas visit. I'm a trained Social Engineering Penetration Tester and Founder of an InfoSec specialist recruitment and professional... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 17:30 - 17:55
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

18:00

Recruiter Smack Down (Panel)
This is a chance to hear what was covered in the sessions today and have recruiters and community experts agree or disagree with the presentations along with understand the key takeaways from the day. Great time to also ask questions and get a debate going. 

Moderators
avatar for Matt Duren

Matt Duren

Recruiting Manager, Tenable
Matt Duren has been in recruiting since he graduated college in 2001. Starting out in a technical staffing agency, Matt quickly transitioned to corporate recruiting and has lead recruiting teams responsible for IT and college recruiting, as well as Employment Branding. Matt is currently... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Jen Havermann

Jen Havermann

Over 20 years quietly lurking in the industry, in public and private sectors. I've had different security roles: instructor, information system security officer/manager, accreditor, system /network admin/engineer, vulnerability assessment/pentesting, incident response, cyber security... Read More →
avatar for Steve Levy

Steve Levy

Principal, Recruiting Inferno
Steve Levy brings an atypical combination of recruiting expertise and a technical experience to his performance-focused engagements with clients. He was one of the earliest members of the original ERE community and in 2004, was the first official ERE Blogger and Group Leader. Today... Read More →
avatar for Pete Radloff

Pete Radloff

Manager, Talent Acquisition, Microstrategy
Pete Radloff is a veteran recruiter, sourcer and consultant, who has been in the industry since 2000, with experience in both agency and corporate settings. Pete’s passion stretches across several areas of talent acquisition, including recruitment and sourcing, social media, employment... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 18:00 - 18:25
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
 
Wednesday, July 26
 

10:00

Hacking Is Easy, Hiring Is Hard: Managing Security People
The common view of management is that it's easier than reverse engineering. This talk will show you some of the challenges of managing security professionals and walk you through some of the more interesting parts of recruiting, managing, leading and retaining rock-star level talent in the hardest, most difficult industry. Once you understand what it means to manage, you may find that you no longer want to manage, but you understand how to make your managers happy, how to succeed when being recruited and how to make yourself successful in your job and your career.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Murray

Mike Murray

VP of Security Intelligence, Lookout
Mike Murray is the VP of Security Intelligence at Lookout. For nearly two decades, Mike has focused on high-end security research, first as a researcher and penetration tester and then building and leading teams of highly skilled security professionals. He previously lead Product... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00 - 10:55
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

11:00

Hacking Tech Interviews
Learn how to hack tech interviews to your advantage in this story-filled talk from an infosec consulting director who has conducted over 120 tech interviews in the past few years. There are a surprising number of people that aren't aware of some key basic steps to take before, during, and after a tech interview to maximize their chances of success. First-hand accounts of interviews gone horribly wrong and ones that went surprisingly well will be shared, along with a summary of key learnings across the interviews.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Brand

Adam Brand

Director, Security and Privacy, Protiviti
Adam Brand: Adam Brand has more than 17 years’ experience in information technology and security. He is a Director with Protiviti, where he helps companies secure their environments and also leads Protiviti's medical device security practice. Related to his talk at BSidesLV, Adam... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:00 - 11:25
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

11:30

Mentoring, Networking, Resume Review
This is a great time to come and network with recruiters who are hiring and looking to talk to you about their companies. You can also come into Hire Ground and have your resume reviewed. Also be on the lookout for Career Mentors who have "Blinky Badges" they are available to answer your tough questions about your career. Remember networking is the number one way to find a job - come and network

Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:30 - 13:55
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

14:00

Hacking College, a Cybersecurity Career, and Certifications
Cybersecurity expert Marcus Carey shares his experience with building a credible career in Cybersecurity. He’ll share insights on how to hack the system to quickly attain certifications, earn college degrees at a fraction of the time and cost, and how to ace job interviews.

Presenters

Wednesday July 26, 2017 14:00 - 14:25
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

14:30

It’s Not Me, It’s You: How To Be A Better Hiring Manager or Rooting Out Excellent Candidates Despite Themselves
Interviewing is difficult. From both perspectives, the process often feels more like a Buzzfeed-style personality quiz than a high-impact event that defines careers and makes or breaks teams. However, much rests on these brief discussions, and interviewers rarely make the most of them. They can pass on excellent candidates because of misaligned priorities, overt generalizations, unrealistic expectations, and an unnecessarily stressful atmosphere. Alternatively, they can accept candidates that interview well or look good on paper but are not a good fit for the team. This session will help interviewers identify and correct common mistakes, which will bring the best out of every candidate and facilitate building strong teams.

Presenters

Wednesday July 26, 2017 14:30 - 14:50
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

15:00

Mentoring, Networking, Resume Review
This is a great time to come and network with recruiters who are hiring and looking to talk to you about their companies. You can also come into Hire Ground and have your resume reviewed. Also be on the lookout for Career Mentors who have "Blinky Badges" they are available to answer your tough questions about your career. Remember networking is the number one way to find a job - come and network!

Wednesday July 26, 2017 15:00 - 16:55
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

17:00

Hacking Office Politics for Cybersecurity Leaders
Who cares about office politics? At the end of the day, isn't it all about doing what's best for the business by protecting its assets? Or implementing the best technical idea? Sadly, no.

Technically savvy cybersecurity professionals often find themselves performing well in individual contributor roles and then getting promoted to management and executive positions. The rules of engagement, however, change as one moves up the corporate ladder. How does a cybersecurity leader communicate to non-cybersecurity experts the value of a program and all the expense that goes along with implementing information security activities? What's the best way to ensure that optimal decisions for the business are made when push comes to shove?

Presenters
avatar for Caroline Wong

Caroline Wong

Chief Security Strategist, Cobalt.io
Caroline is a dynamic cybersecurity expert with more than a decade of industry experience as a day-to-day manager at eBay and Zynga, product manager at Symantec, and managing consultant at Cigital (now Synopsys). She is currently VP of Security Strategy at Cobalt, a company that connects... Read More →
avatar for Robert Wood

Robert Wood

Chief Security Officer, Simon Data
Robert Wood is a security technologist, strategic advisor, and speaker. He currently leads the security efforts at Simon Data where he is responsible for security, privacy, compliance, and overall risk management. After working as a consultant for many years, Robert made the switch... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 17:00 - 17:25
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

17:30

Recruiter Smack Down (Panel)
This is a chance to hear what was covered in the sessions today and have recruiters and community experts agree or disagree with the presentations along with understand the key takeaways from the day. Great time to also ask questions and get a debate going. 

Presenters
avatar for Matt Duren

Matt Duren

Recruiting Manager, Tenable
Matt Duren has been in recruiting since he graduated college in 2001. Starting out in a technical staffing agency, Matt quickly transitioned to corporate recruiting and has lead recruiting teams responsible for IT and college recruiting, as well as Employment Branding. Matt is currently... Read More →
avatar for Jen Havermann

Jen Havermann

Over 20 years quietly lurking in the industry, in public and private sectors. I've had different security roles: instructor, information system security officer/manager, accreditor, system /network admin/engineer, vulnerability assessment/pentesting, incident response, cyber security... Read More →
avatar for Steve Levy

Steve Levy

Principal, Recruiting Inferno
Steve Levy brings an atypical combination of recruiting expertise and a technical experience to his performance-focused engagements with clients. He was one of the earliest members of the original ERE community and in 2004, was the first official ERE Blogger and Group Leader. Today... Read More →
avatar for Pete Radloff

Pete Radloff

Manager, Talent Acquisition, Microstrategy
Pete Radloff is a veteran recruiter, sourcer and consultant, who has been in the industry since 2000, with experience in both agency and corporate settings. Pete’s passion stretches across several areas of talent acquisition, including recruitment and sourcing, social media, employment... Read More →
avatar for Kris Rides

Kris Rides

CEO, Tiro Security / CSA
I'm not an Australian..... this accent is from the other side of the world! Please don't look for the guy in a full Tuxedo as I'm not packing it for this Vegas visit. I'm a trained Social Engineering Penetration Tester and Founder of an InfoSec specialist recruitment and professional... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 17:30 - 17:55
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169