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How to Become a Cybersecurity Expert: Stories and Lessons from SANSí Nik Alleyne

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT (2021-05-19 14:00:00 UTC)
  • Nik Alleyne

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Overview

SANS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force is focusing on being intentional about developing a pipeline of BIPOC excellence into the IT and Cybersecurity field. We know we can do more, so we are. In addition to the various initiatives in the works, we want to help inspire and motivate up-and-coming BIPOC cybersecurity professionals in our midst already by introducing you to the possibilities of what your future could hold.

In this webcast, SANS Certified Instructor, Nik Alleyne is going to share his story about how he ended up in IT, transitioned to cybersecurity, what his work looks like now, his goals for the future, and key lessons from his journey. We hope you enjoy his story and come prepared to pepper him with questions.

Learn more about SANS DEI efforts and SANS+HBCU.

Speaker Bio

Nik Alleyne

Nik Alleyne is a SANS Certified Instructor with over 20 years in IT, with the last 10 years being more focused in cybersecurity. He is currently the Director of Business Development for a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), where he is responsible for leading multiple teams supporting various security technologies including IDS/IPS, Anti-Malware tools, proxies, firewalls, SIEM, Cloud, and WAF. Nik teaches both†SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth†and†SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling†for SANS and is a published author of two books†Hack and Detect†and†Mastering TShark Network Forensics. More about Nik.

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