A Journey of Self Driven Security Training

  • Date 05 Jun 2019

A Journey of Self Driven Security Training

05 Jun 2019, 14:15 - 14:30

Cyber Innovation Showcase

This talk details a course of progression from engineer to security advocate, highlighting the importance of self driven teaching methodologies, the increased availability of high quality training resources and how they can be applied to improving the skill set of individuals and teams alike.

While university degrees or the equivalent may grant a wide range of knowledge and experience, there is much to be said regarding the ability for candidates to demonstrate and apply themselves to learning in a self driven learning environment. In the field of information security, hands on experience is king.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Insight in to how one could progress from the role of engineer to being a lead advocate of security in a medium to large business
  2. Valuable training resources outlined regarding self driven teaching in the field of information security
  3. Highlighting the value of self driven teaching, and how it can in some cases be more important than a degree or equivalent accreditation
  4. Demonstrating how the field of self driven teaching has progressed in recent years
  5. Outlining the future for Hack The Box



  • James Hooker


    Technical Director

    Hack The Box

    James Hooker is a self taught Engineer, who through necessity and intrigue became active within the field of Information Security. He went on to join...

Business Issues covered

  1. What will this session help you to do?
    • Deliver security to drive and enable business growth‎
    • Demonstrate thought-leadership to ensure security is high for corporate agenda & capex justified‎



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