STARWEST 2024 Concurrent Session : Escape Room—How Skills Needed in Escape Room Challenges Apply to Your Cybersecurity Team

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Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Escape Room—How Skills Needed in Escape Room Challenges Apply to Your Cybersecurity Team

There is tremendous IT turnover today and a lack of skilled resources for some job roles such as threat hunters in a Security Operations Center (SOC). This session will explore how escape rooms can teach IT leadership about building a cybersecurity team. An escape room is an ideal teaching tool that an organization can leverage to address the challenge of assembling a security team and navigating problems together. Success starts with the team and having the right mix of talent and skills which should reveal the clues to the game. Join James to explore the job roles in a SOC and skills required while correlating those to the skills required to successfully navigate an escape room challenge.

James Risler
Cisco

James Risler oversees security course development at Cisco. He works to educate organizations on cybersecurity topics including threat defense, virtual private networks, and firewall configuration. He has 25+ years of IT experience, has launched and managed several firms, worked for Walt Disney World and other major companies, taught security courses as a Certified Cisco Systems Instructor (CCSI), and consulted with Fortune® 500 companies and government agencies. A distinguished speaker at Cisco Live, he holds an MBA from the University of Tampa.