Lauren Boas Hayes, a Threat Intelligence Analyst at Facebook, has built a career in cybersecurity as a practical application of her passions: human rights and social justice.  A graduate of Georgetown University’s Class of 2013, Lauren majored in International Politics, completed a concentration in Security Studies and earned a certificate in Justice & Peace Studies. Outside of the classroom, Lauren landed internships on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. State Department. After graduation, Lauren got her break in cybersecurity at Deloitte & Touche, one of the largest professional services network in the world, where she served as Cyber Risk Services Senior Consultant. Press play to listen to this Espresso Shots episode to learn more about how to break into the dynamic and ever-growing field of cybersecurity!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • What entry level jobs are available in cybersecurity, ranging from the deeply technical roles to the more general
  • How cybersecurity knowledge is “portable” across various industries and has a zero % unemployment rate
  • Why a willingness to learn is key to cybersecurity training
  • How interest in hacker culture can inspire different careers in cybersecurity
  • What Brown University, UMD and Penn State offer in cybersecurity master’s programs
  • How the SANS Institute can familiarize you with cybersecurity basics
  • If you want to learn more about what Lauren does in her current job and how she built her career tune into to T4C episode #151

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