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Thursday, July 23 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Jeff Hoge, Information Security Engineer, Panel Discussion: “Career Advancement in Cybersecurity”

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In this session, we will have a roundtable discussion with several information security leaders & veterans to speak about career advancement in cybersecurity.

The following questions will be addressed, and more:
  • How would someone move into cybersecurity as an entry-level IT role?
  • How would someone with experience in a particular IT discipline make the career change into cybersecurity? 
  • If possible, speak a bit about your own career path. How did you build your career to get where you are now? 
  • What traits, behaviors, and skillsets would you look for in a candidate?
  • What steps should one take to position themselves to have an edge in this field?
  • What are you reading/listening to/studying on that helps you stay sharp in your career?
  • The annoying question we must always ask: What keeps you up at night?

Panel guests:
  • Jason Cox // CISO at Elevate Textiles
  • Lori Cole // Security Operations Manager at Hanesbrands
  • Andrew Ramos // Director of IT and HIPAA Security Official at MedCost (tentative)
  • Courtney Leavitt // Senior Information Security Analyst at USAA
  • Andrew Travis // Information Security Officer at Radford University
  • Jonathan Cole // Senior Security Engineer at Inmar

Jeff Hoge serves as the Information Security Engineer at MedCost, a benefit solutions company based in Winston-Salem, NC. He has been in IT for the last 17 years, and though he has worked in a specific cybersecurity role for the last 4 years, security has been a major focus for his entire career. Jeff's "fictional heroes" are Curious George and Bruce Wayne -- for their curiosity and detective skills.

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Lori Cole

Security Operations Manager, Hanesbrands
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Jonathan Cole

Senior Security Engineer, Inmar
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Jason Cox

CISO, Elevate Textiles
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Courtney Leavitt

Senior Information Security Analyst, USAA
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Andrew Ramos

Director of IT and HIPAA Security Official, MedCost
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Andrew Travis

Information Security Officer, Radford University

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Jeff Hoge

Information Security Engineer, MedCost
Jeff has been working in the IT field for 17 years, with his primary background being in security, networking and systems administration. He has several industry certifications such as CISSP and is serving as the Vice-President of the Triad of NC ISSA chapter. Located in the Winston-Salem... Read More →

Thursday July 23, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
GoToWebinar Room C