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Employee, Contractor, Consultant: Which Work Model is Best For You?

  • Thursday, February 06, 2020 at 3:30 PM EST (2020-02-06 20:30:00 UTC)
  • Ted Demopoulos

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Overview

We are lucky in Infosec. It may not be an easy field to get into, but once in infosec there is plenty of work available and many work models.

Most start out as a full time employee. You have a job and work for one organization.

You can also be a contractor. Most contractors have one contract with one client at a time, and the terms of renumeration are different than a full time employee and usually one has more freedom.

You can also be an independent consultant, which is very different from a contractor although there is overlap. Consultants generally have multiple clients, the ability to earn more money, and far more freedom but not the alleged stability of a longer term contract or full time job.

And of course there are also hybrid models as well.

In this Webcast we discuss these work models and their strengths and weaknesses. Which is ideal for you? You may have a different opinion after this Webcast!

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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