Is a career in cybersecurity for you? Free Virtual Conference for New Jersey College Students and Cybersecurity Industry

Celebrating October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Friday, October 16, 2020 · 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cybersecurity professionals work on the front lines to keep everything from our bank accounts to top military secrets safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has increasingly conducted business, shopping, education and other communications virtually. The result: an explosion of highly paid jobs and new career paths in this often overlooked industry.

In New Jersey alone, there are over 12,000 available jobs in the cybersecurity industry, and more than 500,000 positions available nationwide. Jobs are available to students from a wide range of academic disciplines. The average entry-level salary in cybersecurity is $72,964; for top jobs, salaries can exceed $200,000.

If you’re interested in learning more, join us on October 16.

The first of its kind in New Jersey, this event will connect students and university faculty and administrators with cybersecurity business leaders. Specifically, the conference will:

  • raise awareness of cybersecurity career opportunities for higher education students and new college graduates and convey the appeal of cybersecurity careers
  • inform students and business leaders about university cybersecurity programs
  • enable business leaders to collaborate with academia to fill cybersecurity job openings by tapping into new avenues of recruitment at universities
  • provide students and new grads seeking internships and full-time positions with networking opportunities with employers

Conference speakers include cybersecurity experts from: Seton Hall University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stockton University, National Security Agency/Central Security Agency, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Edge, PSEG, Cybereason and the Malicious Life podcast, NIKSUN, Acreto, and SHI.

This event is sponsored by Seton Hall University and PSEG, in partnership with UPITCHNJ, a statewide collegiate entrepreneurship organization; the New Jersey Economic Development Authority; and Edge, the region’s nonprofit technology partner. It is free, but registration is required. It is open to New Jersey’s higher education communities and cybersecurity industries.


Click here to register.

Schedule at a Glance:

  • 9 a.m. Conference Kick-off
  • 9:15 – 10 a.m. Keynote address: Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer, Cybereason
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Six workshops featuring more than 20 cybersecurity experts from industry, government and academia, including:
    • The Growing Array of Career Choices in Cybersecurity: What Qualifications Do You Need?
    • A History You Never Knew Existed: Lessons from Cybersecurity’s Rich, Untold History
    • Staying a Step Ahead of Cybercriminals: The University’s Role in Cybersecurity Research and Development
    • Diversity Employment in Cybersecurity: Opportunities for Women and Minorities
    • What’s New in Higher Education Cybersecurity Programs
    • New Jersey as a Cybersecurity Hub
  • 1 – 1:50 p.m. Keynote address: Mike Geraghty, NJ Chief Information Security Officer and Director of the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC)
  • 2 – 3 p.m. “Day in a Life”: A question and answer session in which students ask new college graduates working in cybersecurity questions about their jobs, their companies and how they got started in a cybersecurity career

PSEG, NJEDA, Edge, UPitch