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Cyber Success Stories: A Cybersecurity Career Panel
The organizations that brought you The Cybersecurity Education and Career Resource Library are teaming up for a live panel discussion on cybersecurity careers. Where should you start if you are interested in breaking into the cybersecurity field? What do employers look for? How do you even know if you would be good at it? What is a job in the cyber world like? Let’s get into it! Whether you’re a student, young professional or career changer, come prepared to ask questions and explore the many career pathways available. Join the National Cybersecurity Alliance and Palo Alto Networks for Cyber Success Stories: A Cybersecurity Career Panel to learn more about building your cybersecurity career from people that did it successfully.

Feb 23, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lisa Plaggemier
Executive Director @National Cybersecurity Alliance
Lisa Plaggemier is Interim Executive Director at the National Cyber Security Alliance. Lisa is a trailblazer in security awareness and education, and is a prominent security influencer with a proven track record of engaging and empowering businesses and their employees to protect themselves and their data. Lisa has held executive roles with the Ford Motor Company, CDK Global, InfoSec and MediaPRO, and is a frequent speaker at major events including RSA, Gartner and SANS. She is a University of Michigan graduate (Go Blue!) and while she wasn’t born in Austin, Texas, she got there as fast as she could.
Prajakta Jagdale
Director of Offensive Security @Palo Alto Networks
In her role as the Director of Offensive Security at Palo Alto Networks, Prajakta Jagdale leads the enterprise Red Team and Product Penetration Testing services. Prior to her current role, Prajakta’s career journey has spanned product security, security architecture and application security research. She loves dreaming up strategies for securing complex and large enterprise and product infrastructures. Her current focus also includes securing Cloud infrastructures at scale through an adversarial lens.
Zinet Kemal
Cloud Security Engineer & Author
Zinet Kemal is an immigrant from Ethiopia and a career changer into cybersecurity. She is currently working as an Associate Cloud Security Engineer at BestBuy. Prior to that she worked as Senior Information Security Engineer at the MN State Government. She began her cyber career working as an IT Auditor at a local government in the cybersecurity and risk assurance program. She has an Associate degree in Computer Programming, Bachelor’s degree in computer science and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Cybersecurity from Georgia Institute of Technology. She also has an LLB degree in Law and had begun a legal career before she moved to the US 8 years ago. Zinet worked as an adjunct instructor for an Information Security class at a community college. She also holds relevant security industry certifications, including CISA, SANS GCLD, CCSK, CySA+, Security+, Network+, and AWS CCP. Read the rest of her bio here: https://zinetkemal.com/
Anthony Tuttle
Associate Director of National Workforce Development @Grand Circus
Anthony Tuttle is the Associate Director of National Workforce Development at Grand Circus. Prior to Grand Circus, Anthony started his career in marketing and product management at Steelcase before joining the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) where he launched and ran the Cyber Hub at WMCAT.Over his career, his focus has shifted from the intersection of furniture and technology in both corporate and educational settings, to managing multiple integrated technology products that solve for the needs of both end users and IT decision makers, to leading efforts to build a diverse and inclusive cybersecurity/tech talent pipeline by providing equitable access to trainings and other technology resources. At his core, Anthony is a learner and an educator who is passionate about building community, increasing diversity in the tech workforce, and helping individuals improve their lives and communities. Read more about Anthony here: https://staysafeonline.org/blog/a-chat-with-ant
Sunil Mallik
Head of Data, Application and Platform Security @Discover
Sunil is an experienced Cybersecurity leader with over 17 years of experience in various domains of Information security and Risk management. In his current roles at Discover Financial Services, Sunil leads the Application, Cloud Security, DLP, Continuous Controls Testing, Ethical Hacking, Automation and Vulnerability management Team. Prior to joining Discover, Sunil was the Director of Security Architecture, Advisory and Assurance at Freddie Mac where he supported multiple enterprise level initiatives such as digital transformation, DevSecOps and End User Transformation.