Many times I am asked, how do I break into security when I don’t have any experience. Schooling does provide some experience, but unfortunately schools on the most part teach to a common criterion. In order to stand out, a student needs to choose their own adventure. This presentation will give some ideas of how to get some experience on their own, whether it is mastering scripting, or building a Raspberry Pi Kubernetes cluster; building systems and processes around the house can be great experience to show you are proficient (and can speak to) various operational security tasks.
About Dr. Aaron Wampach
Dr. Aaron Wampach has been active in the field of technology for over 25 years. In the last 18 years, he has focused primarily on the area of information assurance. He holds several industry certifications: CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, CRISC and CISM. In his spare time he is an active member of the local information assurance community: volunteering his time in the local ISSA chapter; is an ISSA International Distinguished Fellow; a SANS mentor; and teaches various graduate level cybersecurity classes.
His previous experience includes working or consulting for numerous Fortune 500 organizations to small start-up organizations. He has experience in several business verticals ranging from government and transportation to medical device manufacturing and healthcare. He is currently a manager of security engineering and is a security architect for a HealthPartners and is also an adjunct associate professor at Saint Mary’s University.