2023 Source Zero Con

Gaining a Foothold: Penetration Testing as a Second Career

Thursday, June 22  |  12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

Are you a working professional that is interested in becoming a penetration tester?

Penetration testing is an exciting career field with numerous opportunities and projected growth; however, transitioning into the field can be intimidating, particularly when your previous skills and experience aren’t well aligned. But with proper preparation and planning, it is possible for anyone to transition into penetration testing.

In this presentation, we’ll discuss strategies for a successful transition by breaking the process into three phases: preparing for transition, executing the transition, and the first six months after gaining employment. Each phase is examined in-turn, providing techniques, advice, and recommendations for successfully navigating each phase.


William Giles