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Tuesday, July 25

12:00 PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

14:30 PDT

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.

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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 →
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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 PDT
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

15:00 PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Wednesday, July 26

10:00 PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

11:00 PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

14:00 PDT

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.


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

14:30 PDT

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.


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

17:00 PDT

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?

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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 →
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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 PDT
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169