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Consulting: What Makes a Good Consultant, from the “Hiring One” and “Being One” perspectives

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2020 at 3:30 PM EDT (2020-07-07 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Ted Demopoulos

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Overview

Infosec Consulting is rapidly growing, with multiple sources reporting annual growth rates of over 10% and an over ten billion dollar market. You may soon find yourself in a position of hiring consultants, working with consultants, or becoming a consultant yourself even if not the case today.

What makes a good consultant? What are differences between hiring an independent consultant, consulting services from a small consulting organization, or from a large consultancy? Why do some consulting projects succeed but others fail?

This webcast answers these questions, the topics listed below, and more.

  •    5 reasons companies hire consultants
  •    Consultants versus contractors, what is the difference?
  •    The number one risk of hiring consultants and how to minimize it
  •    Handling possible conflict of interest issues
  •    How to vet consultants and conversely how to appear and be a qualified and very capable consultant

Speaker Bio

Ted Demopoulos

Ted Demopoulos' first significant exposure to computers was in 1977 when he had unlimited access to his high school's PDP-11 and hacked at it incessantly. He consequently almost flunked out but learned he liked playing with computers a lot. His business pursuits began in college and have been continuous ever since. His background includes over 25 years of experience in information security and business, including 20+ years as an independent consultant. Ted helped start a successful information security company, was the CTO at a "textbook failure" of a software startup, and has advised several other businesses. Ted is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events, quoted often by the press. He also has written two books on Social Media, has an ongoing software concern in Austin, Texas in the virtualization space, and is the recipient of a Department of Defense Award of Excellence. In his spare time, he is also a food and wine geek, enjoys flyfishing, and playing with his children.

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