Planning your Information Security Career: What you Need to Know

  • Date 06 Jun 2019

Planning your Information Security Career: What you Need to Know

06 Jun 2019, 10:00 - 10:40


People: Careers, skills, next-gen

The information security sector is one of the most vibrant and growing areas of technology. It is also suffering from a shortage of skilled professionals, with nearly 3million unfilled roles globally and 150,000 in EMEA alone. For those starting out on their infosec career journey, those looking to change career and those wanting to reach the next level, there are many options available to help on the journey

Drawing on the knowledge of leading information security advocate and global education leader Deshini Newman, both from (ISC)2, discover what you need to know to develop your information security career including:

  • The IT skills gap and the new career opportunities it presents
  • Understand the career path options available to you
  • Find out which skills you need to be successful in information security
  • How to approach career changing to enter the IT sector later in life
  • Why diversity in the IT sector is bringing new and different perspectives into the workforce
  • Academic, professional and on the job training routes to improve employability and earning potential
  • The importance of communities to share knowledge, make career connections and keep skills up-to-date



  • Deshini Newman


    Managing Director, EMEA


    As Managing Director for EMEA, Deshini Newman leads the (ISC)² team across the region. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing...

  • May Brooks-Kempler




    May Brooks began her Cyber secuity career in 2003 as an officer in the IDF. Since than she’s been a consultant and CISO focusing on GRC, Risk...


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