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University of Advancing Technology - Breaking Into a Career of Breaking In

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Bishop Fox speaking engagements on offensive security research and tools.

From businessman with a master’s degree in psychology to 28 year old UAT student to professional pentester, Gerben Kleijn’s talk will lay out the groundwork for an unconventional career in cybersecurity. You’ll learn firsthand what it’s like to be a cybersecurity consultant at Bishop Fox.

Expect to hear about Gerben’s distinct path to security. He will share what helped him reach this point, his stories, what it was that sold him on a cybersecurity career, and finally, what he looks for in potential consultants. This will include explaining why communication is so important, why pieces of paper aren’t everything, and what the mindset is that you need to embrace for success.

Come prepared to understand the reality of what it’s like to “break in” for a living – and how you can make that your professional reality someday.

Senior Security Analyst Gerben Kleijn will present Breaking Into a Career of Breaking In at the University of Advancing Technology's Spring 2019 Career Week at 11:30 AM on Thursday, March 7th.


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About the speaker, Gerben Kleijn

Managing Security Consultant

Gerben Kleijn (OSCP, CISSP) is a Managing Security Consultant for Bishop Fox, where he primarily focuses on external network penetration tests and web application assessments, as well as cloud deployment reviews for Amazon Web Services (AWS). He has advised Fortune 500 brands and startups in industries such as media, retail, and software in addition to popular websites, credit reporting agencies, and marketing platforms.

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