Empowering Tomorrow’s Cybersecurity Leaders: The Role of Practical Learning

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Date: March 28, 2024
Time: 8:30 AM CDT | 9:30 AM EDT | 7:00 PM IST
Topic: Empowering Tomorrow’s Cybersecurity Leaders: The Role of Practical Learning

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Abstract: Cybersecurity constantly evolves in the digital era, presenting complex security challenges and corresponding demand for skilled security professionals. The barrier to entering IT security is formidable, requiring timely responses to mitigate complex cyber threats targeting organizational infrastructure. Cybersecurity practitioners and aspirants must prioritize the cultivation of problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills alongside technical expertise. This highlights the crucial importance of integrating technical knowledge with practical experience, where hands-on learning becomes instrumental in preparing individuals to navigate the dynamic realm of cybersecurity effectively.
The webinar explores the significance of practical learning in grooming the next generation of cybersecurity leaders. It delves into how practical learning bridges the gap between academic knowledge and real-world application. The session offers participants an insight into the dynamic nature of cybersecurity threats and solutions through case studies, interactive simulations, and immersive exercises. This webinar further empowers attendees to embrace practical learning as a key element of their cybersecurity education and career advancement. It equips them with the tools and effective approaches to lead in safeguarding digital environments.

Key Takeaways:
• Essential skills for starting a career in cybersecurity
• Importance of hands-on learning for cultivating cybersecurity skills
• Mode to engaging in real-world scenarios for threat mitigation
• Strategies for integrating practical learning into cybersecurity education


Jacob Hall, Cybersecurity Major, University of North Texas

Bio: Jacob Hall is a senior at the University of North Texas, soon to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. He also interned in Fidelity’s Security Operations Center during the summer of 2023, where he helped streamline the utilization of a memory acquisition tool for security investigations through automation. Jacob also gained exposure to Incident Response, Threat Detection, and Threat Hunting during his time in the SOC. He is an EC-Council Certified Cybersecurity Technician and ISC2 Certified in Cybersecurity. After graduating from UNT, Jacob will assume a position in Fidelity Investment’s Systems Engineering LEAP Program before being assigned a permanent role at Fidelity.

*Examples, analysis, views and opinion shared by the speakers are personal and not endorsed by EC-Council or their respective employer(s)

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