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Cyber Security 101 for Human Resource Professionals

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-07-22 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Kelli Tarala

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The headlines read that we are experiencing a shortage of cybersecurity professionals even as new data security and privacy laws go into effect in many states. Thousands of cybersecurity jobs go unfilled each year and Human Resource professionals are trying to attract qualified individuals. According to a predictive report by CyberSecurity Ventures, an estimated 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will be unfulfilled by 2021.

Human Resource professionals are being asked to fill positions with titles and descriptions that can be highly technical and yet they sound a bit farfetched. Our in-house teams are asking for threat hunters, penetration tests, analysts, and incident responders. What kind of jobs are these and how do you as HR professionals speak to qualified applicants?

In this presentation, we will define the common job roles on cybersecurity teams and explain what these applicants are being asked to accomplish. We will explain cybersecurity terminology in a way that will help you find and interact with key personnel that make up a cybersecurity team.

In this webcast, learn:

  • Understand common cyber security terms and common cybersecurity job titles.
  • Explain of cybersecurity positions such as penetration tester, malware analyst, threat hunter.
  • Explain certifications and the role they play in evaluating talent.
  • Discuss the purpose of red teams, blue teams, and purple teams.
  • Understand what a hacker is and what a hacker is not.

Speaker Bio

Kelli Tarala

Kelli K. Tarala (Twitter: @KelliTarala) is a principal consultant and co-founder of Enclave Security, an information security consulting firm specializing in governance. As a security architect and project manager, she specializes in IT audit, governance, and information assurance strategies. She is a SANS Institute courseware co-author for MGT415 A Practical Introduction to Risk Management Class and SEC566 Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth as well as one of the lead technical editors for the Center for Internet Security’s Critical Security Controls. She is also the lead author for many of the governance resources and creator of tools and policies at She has also spent a large amount of time consulting with organizations to assist them in their security management, regulatory compliance issues, and creating information security policy libraries. She enjoys the Florida lifestyle including kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling. She also likes to run and read mysteries and science fiction

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