Certs for Dirt:
For those considering entry into cyber security, or those wishing to maintain their current skillset and stay relevant, I will share my experiences with various learning platforms, providing excellent tips and tricks on accessing great training and certifications for free (or at a reasonable cost).
My presentation focuses on the importance of continuous learning in the rapidly changing cyber security industry and the need to have a learning mindset in order to stay relevant. Also emphasising the role of education and learning as a great way to fend off imposter syndrome and build personal resilience.
Paula Sillars is an experienced IT Security Specialist with over 25 years of experience in the industry. She currently leads the Managed IT Security Services (MISS) team at Cyber Audit Team, where she provides guidance to clients on enhancing their IT security posture through technology adoption and securing IT systems. Prior to joining CAT, Paula worked in IT Managed Services and was the IT Manager for a Gold Coast based insurance company. She has led and contributed to numerous technical IT projects in Australia and New Zealand, including system implementations and migrations to Cloud. Paula's expertise extends to a wide range of technologies, including Microsoft technologies, Mac/iPhone, and line-of-business applications.