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Seton Hall Hosts 2022 NJ Cybersecurity Virtual Conference

For all students dreaming of a career in cybersecurity, Seton Hall University is proud to announce the New Jersey Virtual Cybersecurity Conference 2022: Connect-Collaborate-Careers. The third annual statewide cybersecurity conference will connect students, college professors and administrators with cybersecurity business leaders. Registration is now open for the free virtual conference, scheduled for October 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.

Open to all New Jersey higher education communities and cybersecurity industries, this conference is designed to raise awareness of career opportunities in cybersecurity for higher education students and recent college graduates in order to convey the attractiveness careers in cybersecurity. Business leaders and academic experts will discuss the resources available to students seeking careers in cybersecurity, as well as the qualities that ideal candidates possess.

The conference is also open to students and recent graduates outside of New Jersey. All participants will receive a certificate of participation. For more information about the conference, speakers, and detailed agenda, see the conference website.

Celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the event is sponsored by Seton Hall University and PSEG.

Susan Scherreik, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Seton Hall’s Stillman School of Business, is co-chairing the event. “There is an explosion of high-paying jobs and new career paths in cybersecurity. Average salaries start at over $70,000 and experienced professionals can earn $200,000 or more in this industry,” Scherreik said. . “There are not enough applicants to fill this growing field with jobs available to students in a wide range of academic disciplines. In New Jersey alone, there are more than 15,000 cybersecurity positions available and more than 700,000 open nationwide.”

Conference highlights include a keynote address from Cybereason Chief Security Officer Sam Curry. A visiting scholar at the National Security Institute, he has over 25 patents for his time as a security architect. He has led two successful startups and served on the board of the Cybersecurity Coalition of SSH Communications and Sequitur Labs (in the IoT security space) in addition to several security boards.

New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Brian K. Bridges, Ph.D., who is responsible for developing policy and coordinating higher education activities for the state, delivers the welcome address of the conference. He also coordinates initiatives to improve college affordability in New Jersey through the state plan for higher education and improve postsecondary opportunities while promoting equity and access for all through programs such as the state’s Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG).

Event Organizer and Workshop Moderator Manfred Minimair, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and leads Seton Hall’s academic cybersecurity efforts. “This conference uniquely connects students with employers and academics working in the field of cybersecurity,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for students to learn about careers, get more information on the skills needed for cybersecurity, and network with professionals.”

Through the Whova event and conference app, attendees can virtually register and participate in four panel discussions, which will feature cybersecurity experts from Seton Hall University, PSEG, Verizon, RWJ Barnabas Health, Mandiant, JP Morgan Chase, Eastern Bank, OceanFirst Bank, SDG Corporation and Novacoast.

  • Panel 1: Preparing for a career in cybersecurity
    This panel will discuss the skills, experiences, and practical knowledge that employers look for when hiring in cybersecurity positions, especially entry-level positions.
  • Panel 2: Job Diversity in Cybersecurity: Opportunities for Women and Minorities
    Women and minorities only make up about 20% of the cybersecurity workforce, but there’s never been a better time for this population to pursue a career in cybersecurity. Our panel of leaders will talk about their own career paths and advise new graduates looking for cybersecurity internships and jobs.
  • Panel 3: A day in a life
    Attendees will be able to interview recent graduates working in cybersecurity about their roles, companies, and how they got their start.
  • Panel 4: Student Presentations
    Hear from four talented undergraduate students about their early contributions to the cybersecurity industry.

Click here for more information and to register. And don’t forget to join the conversation: #NJcybersecurity2022

Seton Hall University is proud to offer a wealth of academic programs, events, and resources to prepare students for a successful career in cybersecurity and to further strengthen this in-demand skill set among experienced professionals. Learn more about Seton Hall’s cybersecurity programs, including the new Cybersecurity Course for National Security and Corporate Intelligence Professionals.