Washington University in St. Louis
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Building Dream Teams: Attracting & Retaining Talent

The round table session will explore diverse and strategic aspects of talent development and team building within the cybersecurity industry. Designed for mid to senior-level cybersecurity professionals, the day's discussions aim to foster knowledge exchange and best practice sharing. Participants will gain insights from thought leaders on talent acquisition, apprenticeships, executive team building, and internship frameworks, all tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities within the cybersecurity sector.

June 20, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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Roundtable Topics & Presenters:

Carrie Spaulding - Mastercard
Cyber Talent Director 

TopicCyber Talent Management in Fortune 50 Companies

This session will delve into the intricacies of managing cyber talent within large, complex organizations. The speaker will discuss strategies for attracting, retaining, and developing top cybersecurity talent in a highly competitive environment. Topics will include creating a compelling employer brand, leveraging data analytics in talent management, and implementing effective succession planning to ensure long-term organizational resilience.

Tony Bryan - CyberUp
Expert on Cyber Security Apprenticeships CyberUp

Topic: Apprenticeships in Cybersecurity: Building the Next Generation

Apprenticeships offer a valuable pathway for developing skilled cybersecurity professionals. This session will explore the design and implementation of successful apprenticeship programs. The speaker will cover key components such as curriculum development, mentorship structures, and partnerships with educational institutions. Attendees will learn how to create programs that provide practical, hands-on experience while meeting industry standards and requirements.

Tony Masgio - Centene 
Expert in Cyber Executive Team Building

Topic: Building High-Performance Cyber Executive Teams

Focusing on the upper echelons of cybersecurity leadership, this session will address the challenges and best practices in assembling and managing senior cyber executive teams. The speaker will share insights on identifying key leadership qualities, fostering a collaborative culture, and aligning team goals with organizational objectives. Discussions will also cover the role of executive teams in driving innovation and responding to emerging threats.

Roundtable Host:


AJ Eads - Security Advisor Alliance:

The Security Advisor Alliance was founded in 2013 by a group of 35 dedicated information security leaders. The organization was built on a foundation of helping each other, growing the space and giving back to their working and living communities. Today the Alliance has over 400 members, on 3 continents.
The Security Advisor Alliance is led by an advisory board of CISOs and Senior Leaders at the most influential companies in the world and are committed in time and energy to the Alliance's mission of Aligning, Growing and Giving.