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Consulting on The Side: Top Ten Questions Answered!

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 3:30 PM EDT (2020-04-14 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Ted Demopoulos

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Overview

Can you keep your job and start consulting on the side in addition to your regular job? Certainly, many people do.

With a surprising number of jobs it is not only possible, but sometimes your employer may actually encourage it. Other times your employer may be more restrictive yet there are often still plenty of possibilities. This can be straightforward or more complex.

Infosec consulting is a 16 billion dollar industry and growing & there are lots of opportunities. If you are interested, consulting on the side can be a way to try your hand at independent consulting without the risk of leaving fulltime employment.

In this webcast Ted Demopoulos answers the top ten+ questions on consulting on the side he has gotten many times in his Successful Infosec Consulting Class, his 30 years of consulting, conference talks, webcasts, and multiple online surveys on consulting.

Examples of people like you who have been there and are consulting today are included!

Questions and answers include:

  • Will my employer let me?
  • What about possible conflict of interest?
  • Can starting anything on the side really be worthwhile? (the answer is yes and there will be examples)
  • How do I make myself look like the great and hirable person I hope I am to potential clients?
  • I am interested (or Im not interested) in perusing consulting full time is this for me?
  • What is the easiest way to find clients?

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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