Professional Development


Education Level: Basic

6312 - Developing Security Talent: A DIY Approach

Wednesday, September 27
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn practical techniques for identifying untapped talent within your organization and developing your own world-class security team. (Hint: It doesn't involve just sending people off to training classes.) The presenter has been identifying and developing technical talent for the majority of her career. In this talk she will share lessons learned from "reskilling" seasoned professionals. Yes, you really can teach an old dog new tricks -- even when that old dog is yourself.

Attendees will learn how to sort through the plethora of training resources and take away practical advice for implementing a hands-on, rotational learning approach that can be effectively implemented at any organization. Whether it's for retraining an existing workforce or implementing an intern/apprenticeship program.

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Kimberly Mahan

President & CEO
MAXX Potential

Recognized as one of Southern Living Magazine's "Innovators Changing the South," Kim Mahan is the CEO of MAXX Potential, a unique tech talent incubator that has been finding and growing technical professionals from its Richmond, Va. headquarters since 2012. The company hires aspiring security and software development professionals and provides on-the-job training using a completely individualized, hands-on approach. MAXX apprentices gain valuable experience that helps them land high-paying jobs at companies like Capital One, General Electric and numerous mid-size companies in the mid-Atlantic region. Prior to founding MAXX, Kim held global technology leadership positions at GE Corporate, GE Industrial and Genworth Financial. A CISSP since 2010, she also serves on the boards of the RVAmakerfest, CodeRVA High School, and she chairs Richmond's Technology Education Foundation.


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