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Successful Infosec Consulting: Lessons from Three Decades in The Field

  • Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 10:30 AM EDT (15:30:00 UTC)
  • Ted Demopoulos
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Overview

Its not hard to start consulting. Plenty of people consult and many of them are very successful short term.

Far fewer are successful for the long term, truly live the dream for decades, whether this means some combination of high pay, meaningful & exciting work, and a high level of personal freedom, or something else.

What do consultants that are living their dreams for decades that creates long term success?

Lessons learned are from both Ted Demopoulos nearly 30 year consulting career and from many other long term successful consultants and include:

  •    Getting started making it easy and low risk
  •    Three surprising client facts
  •    Scaling the consulting business something to think about early on
  •    The One Thing you can do that you already want to do and are very capable of doing that can jump start and propel your consulting career
  •    And much more

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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