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Defense in Depth

Jun 10, 2021

All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series 

What should an entry level cybersecurity person be paid? And what level of education and training should be expected of them?

Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series, guest co-host Naomi Buckwalter (@ineedmorecyber), director of information security and IT at Beam Technologies, and our guest Dan Walsh (@danwalshciso), CISO, VillageMD.

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In this episode:

  • Discussing the $15/hour entry level position 
  • Why are qualified people applying for low paying entry level jobs?
  • The classic: This entry level position needs prior experience
  • Assessing the value that interns can bring