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13th BSides Las Vegas - Management Hacking 101

Tom Eston, AVP of Consulting at Bishop Fox, shares his best advice for becoming a successful manager and leader in the security industry.

Management Hacking 101: Leading High Performance Teams

Have you been recently promoted (willingly or unwillingly) into a leadership role within your organization? Are you someone that has been a technical “individual contributor” and now you’ve made a career change into management? If so, this talk is for you!

Tom will share his 17 year career journey from IT professional to penetration tester, making the leap into management, and now as an executive overseeing multiple teams. Throughout his career he’s learned many lessons on how to be a better manager and leader. In this talk he'll share his real-world experiences to help you be a great manager and leader. Topics include:

  • What makes a great team
  • How to hire great people
  • Understanding emotional intelligence
  • What motivates team members
  • Goal setting and evaluating performance
  • The importance of communication, feedback, and coaching

After this talk, you will be able to immediately apply these concepts to yourself and the teams you manage.

Download the slides here.


Tom Eston

About the author, Tom Eston

AVP of Consulting at Bishop Fox

Tom Eston is the AVP of Consulting at Bishop Fox. Tom's work over his 15 years in cybersecurity has focused on application, network, and red team penetration testing as well as security and privacy advocacy. He has led multiple projects in the cybersecurity community, improved industry standard testing methodologies and is an experienced manager and leader. He is also the founder and co-host of the podcast The Shared Security Show; and a frequent speaker at user groups and international cybersecurity conferences including Black Hat, DEF CON, DerbyCon, SANS, InfoSec World, OWASP AppSec, and ShmooCon.
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