A Practical Guide to Building a Career in Cybersecurity

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Date: November 17, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM GST | 2:30 PM CET | 7:00 PM IST
Topic: A Practical Guide to Building a Career in Cybersecurity

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Abstract: Cybersecurity has emerged as a compelling career choice today due to the rise in cyber crime. The rapid proliferation of digital technology and our reliance on it for day-to-day use has expanded the surface for compromise, which attackers could utilize for malicious purposes. This creates an increasing demand for skilled professionals who can protect sensitive data, networks, and systems from threat actors. A career in cybersecurity is both financially rewarding and intellectually stimulating. It offers the opportunity to be at the forefront of technological advancements and constantly adapt to evolving threats, making it an exciting field for those who enjoy problem-solving and continuous learning.

For a successful career in cybersecurity, professionals need to follow and put into practice approaches such as obtaining education, training, skill certifications, continuous learning, and acquiring practical experience. This webinar explains how cybersecurity offers a fulfilling and lucrative career path with a growing demand for skilled professionals. It also explores specializations across the security career pathway and the modes of skill development through which one could achieve a successful and impactful career in this field.

Key takeaways:

  • Why a career in cybersecurity is a good choice
  • Cybersecurity career road map for aspiring professionals
  • Specializations across the information security domain
  • Choosing the right career pathway
  • Essential skills to have for a career in cybersecurity


Irene-corpuzIrene Corpuz, Board Member and Co-Founder, Women in Cyber Security Middle East (WiCSME) | Advisory Board Member, EC Council IMEA

Irene Corpuz has over 30 years of combined experience in IT (IT Operations, Cyber Security, Cyber Policies and Governance, Risk and Compliance), Project Management, Strategic Planning, Quality and Excellence models, and ISO Auditing.

Irene is a Co-founder of the Women in Cyber Security Middle East (WiCSME) and is highly engaged in activities supporting and mentoring women and girls in their professional growth. She has received several accolades, which include the Middle East Top 30 CISOs Middle East Security Awards – Woman Executive, among others.

She works at a Dubai government entity and is responsible for developing standards and policies related to cyber security in alignment with the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy. Having worked in various government and federal entities in the UAE, Irene has contributed to several strategic planning, project management, and implementation.

Irene is also an Advisory Board member of EC Council IMEA and a volunteer for the PMI-UAE Chapter. She’s a regular speaker, a panel discussion participant, and a conference moderator.

*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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