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Soft Skills for Information Security Professionals

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Information security isn’t all ones and zeros. Learn how to communicate security concepts and proposals in terms that will resonate with audiences of all technical abilities.


  • Communicating your expertise
1. Technical Skills and Soft Skills
  • Why soft skills matter
  • It's not just a technology issue
  • Soft skill groupings
2. Communication Is Key
  • Know your audience
  • Engage the InfoSec community
  • Understanding human behavior
3. Don't Be Afraid to Dig Deep
  • Do your research
  • Analysis
  • Writing and reporting
4. Keep Learning
  • Curiosity is encouraged
  • Problem-solving
  • Be creative
  • Teaching and public speaking
5. Big Picture Thinking
  • The language of risk
  • Think strategically
  • Standards, frameworks, and regulations
  • Be a leader
  • Next steps

Taught by

Jerod Brennen

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