People & Security


Education Level: Basic

2215 - The Road to Hiring is Paved in Good Intentions

Wednesday, September 27
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

The information security field is in desperate need of people with the technical skills and capabilities to fill a myriad of roles within organizations around the world. However, hiring managers and leadership are doing horribly when it comes to hiring and interviewing for these roles. Organizations are doing poorly trying to communicate expectations for a job, conducting interviews that make it impossible for candidates to showcase their (limited or vast) experience. Some managers posture themselves so poorly that the candidates want nothing to do with the opportunity.

This talk takes the experiences of the speaker as both interviewer and interviewee, as well as from others within the scene, to let the people making hiring decisions know what they can do to get the people and experience they need for their teams. In addition, this allows for candidates to learn the limiting factors and challenges hiring mangers face, in hopes to prepare for and "hack the system" to work around those obstacles.

Learning Objectives:

Tim O'Brien

Director, Security Operations

Tim O’Brien is a 17-year information security professional and a subject matter expert in risk and incident management, intrusion and data analysis, and secure architecture design. Tim is well versed in developing technical solutions, determining the best options for the business and its goals, and creating comprehensive implementation plans that minimize risk for the organization. He enjoys mentoring others and helping them develop their skills through supervisory positions, coursework development, mentoring, presenting at and helping run information security conferences as well as instructional roles. Having progressed through the ranks to hiring manager and director level, he has experienced the pain from both sides of the hiring process and desires to improve the situation for the information security/hacker community.


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2215 - The Road to Hiring is Paved in Good Intentions

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