Cybersecurity Hiring Manager Handbook

Cybersecurity Hiring Manager Handbook

Kip Boyle, Marc Menninger

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Kip Boyle Co-Creator - vCISO
Kip Boyle
Shows business leaders how to overcome cybersecurity hurdles so they can enjoy the rewards of a healthy, growing business.
Marc Menninger Co-Creator - Director of Cybersecurity
Marc Menninger
Marc Menninger is a security leader with 15+ years of practical enterprise security experience including strategy, policies, governance, technology, risk management, and team development.
Naomi Buckwalter (CISO) Contributor
Naomi Buckwalter
Naomi Buckwalter is an information security executive with over 20 years of experience in IT and Security. She is the founder and executive director of the Cybersecurity Gatebreakers Foundation, an international nonprofit created to change the mindset of hiring managers and leaders in cybersecurity and focused on hiring, training, and mentoring the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Naomi holds a double master’s degree in computer science and technology management from Villanova University and a BE in computer engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Chris Clai (Information Security Manager) Contributor
Chris Clai
Chris is a Senior Security Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in IT. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community who has faced adversity themselves in their career, Chris uses their privilege to break barriers that many minorities face in IT and guiding organizations toward better practices to build a stronger workforce and security posture.
Sherry Peng (Sr. Manager of Cyber Defense) Contributor
Sherry Peng
Sherry Peng is a legal, risk and security professional with emphasis in the telecommunication industry. She is passionate about connecting the right candidate to the right role to help them soar into their security career.
Eelco Stofbergan (Cyber Security Manager) Contributor
Eelco Stofbergan
Eelco is a cybersecurity manager with 20+ years of experience in government and industry. He currently works at a global consulting firm and is a lecturer in Information Security Management. He previously held positions at a big4 audit firm and the Dutch National Cyber Security Center.
Michael Mcpherson (System, Cloud and GRC Admin) Contributor
Michael Mcpherson
Michael is a System, Cloud and GRC Admin, on the Cyber and Information Security path, recent RIT Cyber Security Graduate, lowering compliance and other costs using open source and free tools.
Kris Rides (Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tiro Security) Contributor
Kris Rides
Kris is a Founder of Tiro Security, a company that provides cyber security staffing and professional services. When it comes to cyber security staffing Kris is recognized as one of the most experienced specialists in the industry, he has spoken at some of the most prestigious conferences in our industry including DEFCON, RSA, BSidesLV and the ISC2 Congress.
John Hoyt (CISO) Contributor
John Hoyt
John Hoyt is the CISO for Clemson University. He has 20+ years working in IT and Security.

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A handbook for cybersecurity hiring managers.


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