How important is it to gain additional certifications? Do you really need to build your technical communication skills? What about securing a background in other areas outside of the security realm if you know this is where you want to be? Our panel of experts will walk you through scenarios of advancing your career in security and offer tips, examples and advice for skills that can help as you grow in your career. Plenty of time for Q&A as well.
About Panelists: Barry Caplin, Mat Wilcek, Alex Bauert
Barry Caplin is the first CISO for Fairview Health Services, responsible for HIPAA-compliant information security, policy and architecture. He has 35 years in technology/security, an MS in applied mathematics from Virginia Tech, and CISSP, ISSMP, CISA, and CISM certifications. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of security, safety and privacy topics. Follow him on Twitter and read his blog.
Mat Wilcek has 15 years experience specializing in the areas of IT security and operations, business continuity/disaster recovery and incident response. When not working, Mat’s hobbies include teaching information security, presenting at conferences/round tables and grilling – weather permitting.
Alex Bauert has over 25 years of IT experience with 15 of those years spent in leadership for architecture and application security roles. He has built and enhanced application security programs at several large and medium enterprises across various industries. Bauert has also been leading the Minneapolis St. Paul OWASP Chapter since 2012. He enjoys coaching high school and club soccer.
Kelley Archer has over 23 years in IT Security and an additional 10 years in physical security. He is an active member of the Minnesota ISSA Chapter and UMSA. Archer is an adjunct instructor at Century College and provides free identity theft prevention briefings for the elderly. He was also one of the co-founders of Secure360, the largest annual security conference in the upper Midwest, held in May each year.