From businessman with a master’s degree in psychology to 28 year old UAT student to professional pentester, Gerben Kleijn’s talk will lay out the groundwork for an unconventional career in cybersecurity. You’ll learn firsthand what it’s like to be a cybersecurity consultant at Bishop Fox.
Expect to hear about Gerben’s distinct path to security. He will share what helped him reach this point, his stories, what it was that sold him on a cybersecurity career, and finally, what he looks for in potential consultants. This will include explaining why communication is so important, why pieces of paper aren’t everything, and what the mindset is that you need to embrace for success.
Come prepared to understand the reality of what it’s like to “break in” for a living – and how you can make that your professional reality someday.
Interested in learning more? Check out Gerben’s My Path to Security Blog post.