October – Wanna Cyber? Breaking into and Succeeding in Cybersecurity as a Technical Communicator

STC Chicago member Jessica Behles will reprise her standing-room-only Summit presentation on working in cybersecurity as a technical communicator. Even if you are not looking into transitioning into cybersecurity, she has a ton of great tips and tricks related to security.

With new high-impact data breaches being announced practically every month, cybersecurity (CS) is a thriving, quickly evolving field that is rapidly growing in importance. Cybersecurity threats are becoming more pervasive and difficult to prevent. Many of the field’s problems—ranging from the need for understandable, on-time documentation for increasingly complex security products to training user to exercise good security hygiene—are inherently communication-based. Technical communicators are a natural fit to face these challenges with their blend of communications skills and technical expertise.

This session will teach you what it takes to break into and thrive in cybersecurity, a field currently experiencing a talent shortage. You will learn the skills, education, and other requirements that recruiters look for, as well as those attributes that will help you succeed in the field once you break in. You will also find out what CS technical communicators do in these positions.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:00-6:30 Check-in and networking
6:30-7:15 pm – Dinner
7:15-8:30 pm – Program

Bar Louie
Dearborn Station – Printers Row
47 W Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605

STC Chicago Members – $10
Other STC Members – $20
Students – $15
Non-Members – $25

About the Speaker

Jessica Behles is a Lead Cybersecurity Analyst at Discover Financial Services in Chicago. She has a BS in Technical Communication from New Mexico Tech and an MS in Professional and Technical Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. She has a number of Global Information Assurance Certifications (GSTRT, GSEC, and GISF) and has been working in the field of cybersecurity since 2013.


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