Date(s) - 26/10/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In partnership with Black Technologists, join fellow Techies for an evening of discussions about careers in cybersecurity presented by Nex Gen Cyber.
A study by the Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) projects that by 2022 the shortage of information security professionals will reach 1.8 million. Today, thousands of cybersecurity jobs are going unfilled.
So are you ready to start or level up your cybersecurity career? What are your [specific] goals? What does it mean to be an Information Security Professional? The field is broad, diverse and require a wide array of knowledge, skills and experience. Knowing what you want to achieve is the first step in getting there.
Join us for a cybersecurity careers information session.
Next Gen Cyber (https://www.nextgencyberpros.com) is a cybersecurity workforce development company formed for one purpose — Building the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Join us and gain access to career development coaching, discounted training and certifications, conferences and networking events, educational webinars, and job opportunities.
Want to demo at Africa Tech Meetup DC? Submit to be demo here: http://bit.ly/africatm-dc-demo .
We will be in touch if you are selected. Have an event to share with DC Tech? Submit here: http://bit.ly/africatm-dc-events .
Please see our code of conduct located here: https://iospaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Code-of-Conduct-Africa-Tech-Meetup-DC.pdf
[6:30] Guest Arrives.
[7:00] Intro by Africa Tech Meetup DC Organizers HOST:
Sheila Kasasa (FutureFIRST) & Leslie Tita, I/O Spaces (http://iospaces.com), William McBorrough ( Next Gen Cyber (https://www.nextgencyberpros.com))
[7:10] 10 Things You Need to Know about #AFRICATECHDC
Exploring the Cybersecurity Landscape
Exploring the Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Introduction to Cybersecurity Careers
Exploring Cyber Roles and Specialization
Developing Training Strategy and Roadmap
[8:15] Open Mic & Announcements
(20 seconds maximum per person)
[8:30 – 10:00] Happy Hour: Head to @ Kaldis Social House