One-on-one 15 minute sessions to assist with short and long range career plans. All sessions are on a first-come first-serve basis. Scheduling is not available.
12:00 - 14:00
Jennifer Havermann has 35 years combined experience in leadership, management, and technology. Her career spans a number of roles across government and industry, starting out in a development program where she cross-trained into system and network administration where she got her first exposure to cyber in systems hardening and dealing with the intersection of challenges with data, systems, and users. Jen continued to collect cyber role experiences through her career from architecture, software, policy, data, independent verification and validation, penetration testing, program management, training, and more. Jen’s mentees have gone on to become technical leaders in cyber, achieving notable recognition for their contributions to the community. As a life-long learner, Jen is a proponent for creative career pathways and commitment to self-development. She is featured in the Tribe of Hackers book project and can be found volunteering in the community, often at BSides or other worthwhile endeavors.
Respected Information Security advocate, advisor, evangelist, international speaker, keynoter, former host of Security & Compliance Weekly, co-host on Paul’s Security Weekly, Tribe of Hackers (TOH), TOH Red Team, TOH Security Leaders, TOH Blue Team, and currently serving in a Consulting/Advisory role for Online Business Systems. Nearly 40 years of experience working in all aspects of computer, network, and information security, including cryptography, risk management, vulnerability analysis, compliance assessment, forensic analysis and penetration testing. Certified NSA Cryptanalyst. Previously held security research, management and product development roles with the National Security Agency, the DoD and private-sector enterprises and was part of the first penetration testing “red team” at NSA. For the past twenty-five years has been a pen tester, security architect, consultant, QSA, and PCI SME, providing consulting and advisory services to many of the nation’s best known companies.
With more than 20 years experience as an offensive cyber operator, systems architect, and security engineer, I’ve been on the front line of our nations offensive and defensive initiatives since before the term cyber was coined. In addition to government work I have also branched into healthcare compliance and commercial security engineering. In addition to hosting offensive cyber classes for various organizations, I’ve also presented and contributed to multiple conferences at the international level.
Jaimee Freeman is a prior linguist and current strategic communications, engagements, and events director who has navigated both the military as a US Air Force Reservist and the civilian sector as a government contractor. Jaimee started the first six year of her career as a Vietnamese linguist, transitioned to learning Arabic, and then worked in counter terrorism for both the military and civilian sector for more than 14 years. For the past five years, Jaimee has transitioned to event planning and strategic engagements for senior Air Force leaders where she plans and directs large scale events and engagements in-person and in the virtual realm. Based on Jaimee’s experience, she offers advice on juggling military/civilian career progression, career transitions, and rebranding your resume to fit a career pivot.
14:00 - 16:00
I started with my current company way back in 2016. Back then, it was Novetta, until we were acquired by AFS. I started off being an Analyst and then made the switch to Software Development. During this time, I participated in creating workshops, attending conferences representing the company. I was Technical Director and then a Deputy Director under Novetta, and now under AFS I am a Software Developer Senior Manager. In my current role and responsibilities, I manage a team of people, I am a hiring manager and a mentor.
Been there, done that – but in a good way. Public & Private sector experience with a slight smattering of Academia. From tech-grunt to exec and back, any advice will be from a long journey – hopefully to save folks all a few steps and mistakes.
Computer Network Operations (CNO) Team Lead with a broad array of technical and leadership skills. Extensive offensive reverse engineering and vulnerability research experience. Focused on behavior-driven development to achieve success and adapt to customer and mission needs. Enjoy empowering and mentoring team members. Passionate about programming language theory and design.
Jason Blanchard is the Excitement Co-Creator of Black Hills Information Security. He helps information security professionals share their knowledge by creating engaging educational content. Through Black Hills Infosec he helps build genuine thriving online and in-real-life communities. He hosted a job hunting livestream during the pandemic that helped 197+ viewers land new jobs. He is also a best selling author of “I am Whale Man”.
Participants have the skills that many companies are looking for but they may not know how to present this information to stand out or to explain their experience to non-technical audience. These recruiters will be on hand to provide comments and edits that they recommend to increase your chances in a career search. All sessions are on a first-come first-serve basis. Scheduling is not available.
12:00 - 14:00
13 years of technical recruiting experience in the cyber security space with a heavy focus on offensive security and early talent.
USMC vet as well as a recruiter for over 20 years in both public and private communities
14:00 - 16:00
Client Facing Recruiter at Accenture Federal Services
Over 20 years of technical recruiting experience, in engineering (mechanical and electrical) and information technology in both commercial and the federal sector.
Currently supporting intelligence contracts requiring TS/SCI full scope polygraph cleared candidates.
Experienced corporate and agency recruiter who loves technology recruiting because it constantly evolves! Areas of experience include recruiting for cleared software, systems engineering, and offensive cybersecurity professionals.
I have worked in Talent Acquisition for more than twenty years, in roles from individual contributor through Manager and Director. I’ve been primarily focused in Department of Defense and Intelligence Community efforts, but have also been gratefully able to place people in the Commercial sector as well – Executives, HR, Software Development, Information Technology in multiple stovepipes, Cybersecurity in all its forms. It’s been a blessed evolution.