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The Road to Hiring is Paved in Good Intentions - Tim O'Brien (ANYCon 2017 Videos) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

The Road to Hiring is Paved in Good Intentions
Tim O'Brien

ANYCon 2017

The information security field is in desperate need of people with the technical skills and capabilities to fill a myriad of roles within organizations around the world. However, hiring managers and leadership are doing horribly when it comes to hiring and interviewing for these roles. Organizations are doing poorly trying to communicate expectations for a job, conducting interviews that make it impossible for candidates showcase their (limited or vast) experience, and some managers posture themselves so poorly that the candidates want nothing to do with the opportunity.

Tim O'Brien is a 17-year information security professional and a subject matter expert in risk and incident management, intrusion and data analysis and secure architecture design. Tim is well versed in developing technical solutions, determining the best options for the business and its goals, and creating comprehensive implementation plans that minimize risk for the organization. His excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships among technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions while reducing risk. He enjoys mentoring others and helping them develop their skills through supervisory positions, coursework development, mentoring, presenting at and helping run InfoSec conferences as well as instructional roles. Having progressed through the ranks to hiring manager and director level, he has experienced the pain from both sides of the hiring process and desires to improve the situation for the InfoSec/hacker community.

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