Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional

  • Webcast Aired Friday, 17 Jul 2015 11:00AM EDT (17 Jul 2015 15:00 UTC)
  • Speaker: Ted Demopoulos

Why are some of us much more effective than others? A very few of us are so effective, and well known, that we might even be called the rock stars of our industry. Now we personally may never be swamped by groupies, but we can learn the skills to be more effective, well respected, and well paid.

Obviously it's not just about technology; in fact most of us are very good at the technology part. And although the myth of the geek with zero social skills is just that, a myth, the fact is that increasing our skills more on social and business sides will make most of us more effective at what we do than learning how to read hex better while standing on our heads, becoming 'One with Metasploit' or understanding the latest hot technologies.

Topics, with input from real Rock Stars of Infosec, include

  • Positioning: why they don't like us or security and what we can do about it.
  • The Science of Influence: ruthless social engineering or effective professional skills?
  • Getting things done: Brutal Time Management and The Art of Saying No without upsetting too many people.
  • How to be a professional or at least appear to be one.
  • How to let people know you rock. You might be the best in the world, but if no one knows it you're not going to do much good.