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NJ Cybersecurity Conference 2021: Connect-Collaborate-Careers

October 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

For every college student who dreams of a career in cybersecurity and connecting with cybersecurity business leaders, Seton Hall University is proud to announce the 2021 New Jersey Cybersecurity Conference. The second annual New Jersey Cybersecurityconference will connect students and university faculty and administrators with cybersecurity business leaders. Registration is now open for the free virtual conference, scheduled for October 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.

Celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the event is sponsored by Seton Hall University, PSEG and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), in partnership with UPITCHNJ, a statewide collegiate entrepreneurship organization and Edge, the region’s nonprofit technology partner.

This conference is designed to raise awareness of cybersecurity career opportunities for higher education students and new college graduates, conveying the appeal of cybersecurity careers among students and business leaders of university cybersecurity programs and potential candidates for these positions. Open to New Jersey’s higher education communities and cybersecurity industries, the conference is free, but registration is required.

Conference highlights include a keynote address by Gurdeep Kaur, Chief Information Security Officer, PSEG as well as welcome remarks from Brian Bridges, Ph.D., Education Secretary, NJ Department of Higher Education, and Katia Passerini, Seton Hall University Provost.

Gurdeep Kaur, PSEG Chief Information Security Officer and keynote speaker, noted that the conference provides a forum to raise student awareness about the array of well-paying entry-level cybersecurity jobs, which are interesting, challenging and vitally important to our national security. “Cybersecurity is a profession with purpose, impact and coolness factor, and money as well,” she said.

Workshops and Topics

Attendees can virtually register and participate in four workshops featuring more than 20 cybersecurity experts from industry, government, and academia, including:

  • Training the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Researchers
  • The Cybersecurity Job Market: Cybersecurity Employers Speak About the Array of Jobs Available and the Qualities They Seek in New Hires
  • Keeping New Jersey Safe from Cybersecurity Threats
  • Diversity Employment in Cybersecurity: Opportunities for Women and Minorities
  • Read more about the agenda.

New this year, the conference will include three afternoon workshops that will teach students widely used skills and technology for various background levels (introductory Python coding, application of Splunk software suite, computational privacy).

Conference Speakers and Cybersecurity Experts

  • Seton Hall University
  • PSEG
  • New Jersey Economic Development Authority
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • State of New Jersey
  • New Jersey State Police
  • Cybereason
  • LeapYear Technologies
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University
  • SHI International Corp
  • Old Mutual Insurance
  • iQ4
  • Take-Two Interactive

Q&A Session

A key feature of the program is a question and answer networking session, “Day in a Life, What’s it like to work in cybersecurity?” from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., providing actual guidance to students and recent graduates who want to enter this field. They will be able to question their peers who now work in cybersecurity about their positions, their companies, and how they got their start in cybersecurity.

Join the conversation: #njcybersecurity2021

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