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Threat intelligence Careers - What is your job and what skills do you find most valuable in your job?

  • 1.  Threat intelligence Careers - What is your job and what skills do you find most valuable in your job?

    Posted Thu May 20, 2021 08:41 AM
    During the event Threat Intelligence:  Are You Ready to take on Today's Threat Actors?  (or you can listen to the replays), you heard from several IBM Security Women about their careers and how they began their journey.  Now tell us about yours!

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    Coreen Ryskamp
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  • 2.  RE: Threat intelligence Careers - What is your job and what skills do you find most valuable in your job?

    Posted Thu May 20, 2021 10:29 AM
    Edited by Coreen Ryskamp Fri May 21, 2021 07:57 AM
    Hi I am Coreen Ryskamp and I started my journey with IBM 32 years ago with various roles.  I have found that all of my different project management and technical skills have been beneficial in my security role.  I am working in Security Learning Services.  If there is specific training you need or want, let me know...there is training on the IBM Security Learning Academy

    IBM has also published a Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate on Coursera.  Access this promotion for 30 days free and start your training today!

    What other training would you like to see?

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    Coreen Ryskamp
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  • 3.  RE: Threat intelligence Careers - What is your job and what skills do you find most valuable in your job?

    Posted Thu May 20, 2021 01:54 PM
    Link doesn't work?

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    Moneymasternow
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  • 4.  RE: Threat intelligence Careers - What is your job and what skills do you find most valuable in your job?

    Posted Fri May 21, 2021 07:58 AM
    Apologies Teresa.  I have updated the link to the IBM Cybersecurity Professional Certificate promotion.  thanks!

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    Coreen Ryskamp
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  • 5.  RE: Threat intelligence Careers - What is your job and what skills do you find most valuable in your job?

    Posted Sun May 23, 2021 07:33 AM
    Thank You

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    Moneymasternow
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  • 6.  RE: Threat intelligence Careers - What is your job and what skills do you find most valuable in your job?

    Posted Thu May 20, 2021 04:14 PM
    During the event Threat Intelligence:  Are You Ready to take on Today's Threat Actors? I've heard about career changes of other powerful women, but I have a story of my own. In my high school I have dreamed about working in IT and being a Hacker was something really cool. I have a masters degree in Economics and Bachelor in Marketing and Management (studies both at the same time). I always dreamed about Computer Science, but felt that it is a Man filled world and it would be very hard for me, because I am not as good at math as boys are - at least this is what the society made me think. I then worked for 8 years for the Regional Government in my city in Eastern Poland, which was a difficult experience as I felt like I am not living my own life. During my 7th year there I asked for a unpaid vacation to clear my head, went abroad to Amsterdam/NL and fell in love with this city and country. Went back to Poland, because of unfinished business there (Drivers license)  and started thinking what do I love, what I want to do in my life and then found Software Testing which felt perfect for me as at my Government work I had to assess projects during EU funding contests and when I've found that something is not right and according to the documentation I felt the rush and happiness. So really I was Testing before without knowing it. I then got certified with the ISTQB exam, started my Computes Science studies and got my first Software Testing job. After 2 years of Testing in Poland I've decided to move to the Netherlands and this is how I have ended up as a QA/Test Engineer at Basic-Fit. Last year then the COVID craze started I've found out that I have breast cancer and it was really a wake up call that life is short and I should follow my Cybersecurity dream. So I have decided to get certified with CompTIA Security + and PenTest + this year and CEH AND OSCP Pen-200 next year and learn all those real pentesting skills. I have Hacked the Box and started doing small exercises at TryHackMe and started sending my CV to jobs searching for one where I could learn by doing, because my determination is definitely there. So, there were a lot of changes in my life and I have learned that nothing is set in stone in your life and you should live in the now more and appreciate what you have and also not be afraid to go after the thing  you want most! Thank you, this meetup was really educational and interesting! 


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    Dorota Kozlowska
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  • 7.  RE: Threat intelligence Careers - What is your job and what skills do you find most valuable in your job?

    Posted Fri May 21, 2021 10:08 AM
    Inspiring, wishing you all the best. Dorota !

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    Arshad Rifa
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  • 8.  RE: Threat intelligence Careers - What is your job and what skills do you find most valuable in your job?

    Posted Fri May 21, 2021 04:26 PM
    Thank you for sharing the story of how you got to where you are in cybersecurity, Dorota.

    Be well,

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    Beth Carroll McCawley
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  • 9.  RE: Threat intelligence Careers - What is your job and what skills do you find most valuable in your job?

    Posted Tue May 25, 2021 10:03 AM
    Hi Dorota, thank you for sharing your story with us, and happy to hear that you liked the meetup! It sounds like you are being very pragmatic about realising your career aspirations, and I really believe that if you put this amount of effort in, you definitely will land a great security job somewhere. Feel free to reach out to me via LinkedIn - I'm also based in the Netherlands, and always open to have a (virtual) coffee and discuss possibilities.

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    Jennifer Wennekers
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