A New Generation of Cyber Security Professionals – Video
Enlisting and empowering the next generation of cyber security practitioners is essential to ensuring that critical forms of data is safe and secure.
On October 11th the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) SPARCs program facilitated a cyber security career event for high school and college students to engage with IT professionals.
Facilitators included Art Faccio (Mural), Paula Greve (Microsoft) and Katie Anderson (SPS Commerce).
It was a wonderful night where the audience learned…
– what cyber security is
– how to be successful in cyber security
– and how to find out if this field matches participant career interests
Here are some tips & quotes from the SPARCS speakers:
“Ask questions, always try to answer questions when you are asked, and if you don’t know the answer it is ok to say you don’t know. Every day you can learn something new from someone.”
— Art Faccio
“Imposter syndrome and the importance of failure has been the biggest obstacle in my cyber security career. That is why I think that it is important to discuss why differences should be celebrated.”
— Katie Anderson
“Reach out to someone not just because they are big, but because they are someone you are really interested in hearing from.”
— Paula Anderson
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO EVENT RECORDING
Here is how it impacted the students who attended:
“[I liked] how genuine everyone was and how informative everyone was with their answers.”
“I learned about the number of certifications and conferences available.”
“It’s okay to fail and it’s [normal] to have imposter syndrome.”