About the Event
Are you a student looking for career options once you graduate? A professional considering a career switch? Cyber Security is a fast growing industry that may be a fit for you!
Come learn about an industry that is experiencing 18% YoY growth* due to a skillset shortage. Cyber security professionals earn nearly three times the national median income for full-time wage and salary workers**. There are a variety of career paths available- and not just for computer science majors. Individuals with a business or technology background, or even an interest in learning, can find a place in cyber security.
This session will guide you to plan out where and how to find your first job, pursue education and certifications, discover paths for career growth. This session is ideal for students and entry level security professionals.
About the Speaker
Michael Argast is an experienced cyber security professional with over 20 years of industry experience. He is the co-founder and CEO of Kobalt Security Inc., a start-up security service provider for small and mid-sized organizations. In addition, Michael founded the Sky Northern Security Alliance of independent security consultants (now a part of Kobalt), ran several security functions within TELUS for 5 years, and ran Sales Engineering worldwide at Sophos, leading 120 staff in 17 countries. Michael has been a guest speaker at previous ISACA and BC Aware events and at the Privacy and Security conference in Victoria as well as global lectures in Moscow, Madrid and Oxford University. Michael is a strong supporter of growing the skills, breadth and diversity of the security community and welcoming students and career changers into the field. You can connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter (@michaelargast).