What does a cybersecurity career actually entail? Vanguard leaders offer the lay of their land
What do cybersecurity professionals at large fintech and investment management firms actually do?
Corporate security operations managers at Avant-garde discussed the details of their work, as well as how to build a career in cybersecurity, during a related (but preceding) panel last week Technical.ly Developer Conference.
The conference, which was a constituent event of the 12th edition Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast, featured technologists from leading companies in Technical.ly’s marketplaces who spoke about the logistical and ideological themes that guide their daily work. This particular panel, involving people working on cyber hygiene from the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania-based company, also overlapped with themes exposed during our Cyber Security Month last month.
During the month of April, we covered many ways to break into the cybersecurity industry. This editorial calendar theme incorporated articles on where to find cybersecurity jobs, bootcamps and resources for upskilling in the industry, and demos of what it’s like to be a cybersecurity professional. The Vanguard Team Developer Conference video acts as an amalgamation of the three.
Responders as Incident Response Manager Christina McMahonGlobal Head of Identity and Access Management Srinath ChigullapalliSenior DevSecOps Manager Jacques Webstersenior fraud investigator Greg Zaharchuk and Senior Director of Enterprise Authentication Platforms and Services Anand Subramanian all offered insight and a brief explanation of what they do for the investment management titan.
You can use their explainers as a collective introduction to a potential cybersecurity employer. For those new to the field, it can also offer a resource and glossary of job responsibilities in cybersecurity. Others looking for an in-depth look at what it means to be a cybersecurity professional for a non-cybersecurity-only employer can find more takeaways throughout the video.
See “Secure Your Security Career with Vanguard” below.
Donte Kirby is a 2020-2022 corps member of Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. -30-