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Thursday, April 26 • 09:30 - 10:45
Keynote: Ted Demopoulos - Infosec Rock Star

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Infosec Rock Star: How to Accelerate Your Career Because Geek Will Only Get You So Far

Some of us are so effective, and well known, that the term "Rock Stars" is entirely accurate. What kind of skills do Rock Stars have and wannabe Rock Stars need to develop? Although we personally may never be swamped by groupies, we can learn the skills to be more effective, well respected, and well paid.

Obviously it's not just about technology; in fact most of us are very good at the technology part. And although the myth of the Geek with zero social skills is just that, a myth, the fact is that increasing our skills more on the social and business side will make most of us more effective at what we do than learning how to read hex better while standing on our heads, becoming "One with Metasploit," or understanding the latest hot technologies.

Topics, with input from real Rock Stars of Infosec, include:

The 5 Levels to Rock Star
Positioning - why "they" don't like us or security and what we can do about it.
The Science of Influence - ruthless social engineering or effective professional skills?
Getting Things Done - Brutal Time Management and The Art of Saying "No" without upsetting too many people.
How to let people know you rock. You might be the best in the world, but if no one knows it you're not going to do much good.

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Ted Demopoulos

Author, Instructor, Consultant, Infosec RockStar, SANS Institute
Ted Demopoulos' first significant exposure to computers was in 1977 when he had unlimited access to his high school's PDP-11 and hacked at it incessantly. He consequently almost flunked out but learned he liked playing with computers a lot. His business pursuits began in college and... Read More →

Thursday April 26, 2018 09:30 - 10:45 ADT
Track 1 - Ballroom B1/B2