Information Security Entry-Level Job Profiles and Career Paths

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 13:00to14:00

As more and more data are shared over the internet, businesses will need to buy and implement advanced cybersecurity solutions. This will result in an increased number of jobs in the cybersecurity sector.

In this online discussion, hosted by Elisa Schaeffer, PhD, Academic Director of Technology and Innovation and interim Academic Program Coordinator of Applied Cybersecurity at McGill SCS, the following panelists will talk about the skills needed to start a career as an efficient information security professional:

  • Adel Tayeb-Cherif, Lead of product security in One Network Solution, Ericsson
  • Aman Yvette Aie-Akochi, IA Advisor, Ministère de la Cybersécurité et du Numérique du Québec (MCN)
  • Benjamin Fung, Professor, McGill’s School of Information Studies, Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity
  • Fiona Tam, Information Specialist in the Governance, Risk and Compliance team, CN
  • Martin M. Samson, Responsible for information security and cybersecurity service offerings, Lambda
  • Martin Vezina, Manager - Information Security Risk and Awareness, CN, Instructor, McGill School of Continuing Studies

The conversation will cover interview expectations, multidisciplinary aspects of the field, and the importance of diversity. The discussion will conclude with projections on how the careers of Information Security professionals may shape as they move into more senior roles.

This event will be held in English, but participants can ask questions in French.

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