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How To Make The Most Out Of Security Conferences

The RSA Conference is just around the corner, and this year once again, we’re glad to be sponsoring and attending this world-renowned security event. Attending security conferences can be a smart career move in many ways. Here’s why and how to make the most of them.

Network With Other Professionals 

Whether you are looking or not, security conferences are a great way to discover new job paths, openings, and career opportunities.

If you already have your sight on a specific employer, it’s your chance to shine and network with other employees. If everything goes well, you can even ask for a referral and to pass along your resume.

Who knows, you might even end up going your own way and meet a new potential business partner?

Aside from the obvious career-related advantages, security conferences also offer the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals with the same passion for cybersecurity who might become lifelong friends.

Work On Your Skills

In InfoSec, one can never know everything. That’s why security conferences are such a great way to discover new topics (penetration testing, IoT security, mobile security, supply chain security, cloud security, reverse engineering, social engineering, etc.), learn new skills, and of course, get hands-on around various technical challenges.

Discover New Vendors

If you’re looking (or not) for something specific, chances are you’ll find a vendor that offers just what you’re looking for. Whether it’s a security service, new hardware, or training provider for yourself or your IT Security team, security conferences are the perfect way to look around, discover, and compare vendors to find just what fits you best.

Give Back To The Community

Security conferences are also a way to give back to the community. You can volunteer and help organizers directly to ensure a smooth development of the event or give back to the community individually as a mentor for beginners.

If you owe your success to a past mentor, it might just be the right time to find someone you can help grow within the security industry and work on your industry recognition as an expert at the same time.

HAVE FUN!

Because Cybersecurity is stressful enough as it is, don’t forget to have fun!

Security conferences usually have plenty of activities planned. That be keynote speeches, training sessions, networking hall, CTF challenges, etc. but don’t forget to visit local attractions as well, and clear your mind a little. It might just end up being the trip of a lifetime! 😉

Speaking of fun…

Come say Hi! and meet the eLearnSecurity team at the RSA Conference from March 4 to 8.

We’ll be located at the North Expo Booth #4226, and ready to welcome you with one of our renowned Forged shirts!

Photo above – RSA Conference, 2018

The RSA Conference will once again take place at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. You can register to attend this event here.

You might also be interested: “6 Ways To Learn New InfoSec Skills” 
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