Cybersecurity Webinar – October 10

Tech 2000 is co-hosting a Webinar on Cybersecurity  – Building Your Cyber Workforce to Stop Tomorrow’s Threats – Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT.

Speakers: Buffy Ellis, Julian Smith, Philip Casesa

Nearly 40 percent of business and IT leaders cite the lack of in-house expertise as their top cybersecurity challenge.

The best business leaders know they can’t hire their way out the problem. Instead, they are creating pipelines of cybersecurity resources within their organizations, and training them on the exact skills they need to defend their most important assets. To break down this evolution, we’ve assembled a panel of cybersecurity experts to cut through the noise and the jargon – and to get to the bottom of what business leaders should be doing to build their cyber teams today.

In this 60-minute webinar, we will have a vigorous debate over the true size of the cyber workforce shortage, as well as discussing how top organizations are building their own cyber resources and what skills they are prioritizing for tomorrow’s threats. Attendees will be able to answer:

  • What is the real state of the workforce shortage? And what will it look like 5 years from now?
  • What is the current threat landscape for mid/large enterprises and government agencies?
  • Which skills should I be developing in-house to combat these threats?
  • How can I start building a workforce development strategy within my organization?
  • What are my options for developing talent?

The 45-minute discussion will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A with our panelists.

About the Speakers:

Buffy Ellis
Vice President of Training
When computer network breaches occur, companies, their customers, media and the world quickly demand to know two things: how did this happen and who is to blame?  Buffy Ellis is a seasoned trainer, speaker, author, and packet enthusiast with one focus; equipping cyber analysts with the skills they need to provide the answers. With a hands-on approach to leadership, Buffy brings to bear her 25+ years of experience in Network Design, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, and Network Monitoring and Analysis to head a team of phenomenal technical experts in the delivery of hundreds of courses worldwide each year.  A former instructor herself, Buffy has personally trained over 4000 students in the areas of networking, firewall policy, intrusion detection and malware analysis over the course of her career. As the Vice President of Training, Buffy oversees Focal Point’s continually evolving Cybersecurity Training portfolio leading the charge to keep our courses up to date and relevant to the cyber challenges our customers are facing every day.

Julian Smith
Education Director
Julian is the Education Director of Focal Point’s cybersecurity training practice, Focal Point Academy. Julian has over 12 years’ experience in cyber defense and cybersecurity training, originally specializing in network security and operating systems. He has worked with both the U.S. and British governments in cyber defense. At Focal Point, Julian leads the team of expert instructors, researchers and course developers in producing and delivering cutting edge, hands-on cyber skills training for both public and private sector clients.

Philip Casesa
Director of Product Development
Philip is a leading voice in the cybersecurity training industry, bringing years of insights from his roles in cyber security, software development, and consulting. In his current role, he is leading the evolution of Focal Point’s training programs, as well as the product strategy for Focal Point’s other divisions. Prior to joining Focal Point, Philip led the product management program for (ISC)2, where he worked to better align product offerings and new innovations with customer and market needs.