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Cyber Security Compliance and IT Jobs

ConvoCourses Bruce Brown

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Cyber Security Compliance and IT Jobs

    Convocourses Podcast: Youtube Cybersecurity Questions

    Convocourses Podcast: Youtube Cybersecurity Questions

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    This video features Bruce, the host of the Combo Courses podcast, discussing various topics related to GRC (Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance), cybersecurity, and IT from his extensive experience in the field. He addresses questions about entering and advancing within these fields, explains the workings of GRC, and shares insights on the benefits and challenges of being a 1099 contractor versus a full-time employee. Additionally, he offers advice on how college graduates can build projects related to GRC for their resumes, touching on practical steps to gain relevant experience and leverage existing skills for career advancement in cybersecurity and GRC roles.
    ## Takeaways- 🌐 **GRC Explained**: Understanding the role and importance of governance, risk management, and compliance in cybersecurity.- 💡 **Career Paths**: Insight into the pros and cons of being a 1099 contractor vs. a full-time employee.- 🎓 **For Students**: Tips for college students on creating GRC-related projects to enhance resumes.- 🚀 **Skill Development**: Strategies for acquiring and applying skills in cybersecurity and GRC.- 🤝 **Networking and Experience**: Emphasis on gaining experience and building a professional network for career growth.- 📈 **Professional Growth**: Advice on certifications and degrees to advance in the IT and cybersecurity fields.- 🔒 **Cybersecurity Careers**: Exploring non-technical roles in cybersecurity and how to transition into them.- 🛡️ **Practical Advice**: Real-world examples of how to practically apply GRC principles in various settings.- 💼 **Leveraging Backgrounds**: How to use your background, such as healthcare experience, to enter GRC roles.- 🧰 **Tools and Techniques**: Discussion on tools and techniques for risk assessments and compliance checks.
    ## Summary1. Bruce shares insights on GRC and cybersecurity from his experience, highlighting the field's dynamics.2. He discusses the differences between being a 1099 contractor and a full-time employee, including financial and operational aspects.3. For college students, Bruce suggests projects like updating security policies or conducting risk assessments to build a resume.4. He emphasizes the importance of certifications and degrees for advancing in IT and cybersecurity.5. Bruce advises on leveraging existing backgrounds, like healthcare, for a career in GRC.6. Practical tools and techniques for conducting risk assessments and ensuring compliance are covered.7. Networking and gaining practical experience are highlighted as crucial for career advancement.8. The podcast addresses audience questions, offering tailored advice for specific career queries.9. Bruce touches on the stress factors in cybersecurity roles and strategies for managing them.10. The video serves as a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to enter or progress within the cybersecurity and GRC fields.
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    Convocourses Podcast: ISO 27001 Intro

    Convocourses Podcast: ISO 27001 Intro

    On this one we talk a little about ISO 27001:2022
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    Convocourses Podcast: Insights and Inspirations From the GRC Field (cybersecurity)

    Convocourses Podcast: Insights and Inspirations From the GRC Field (cybersecurity)

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    In this power-packed episode of the Courses Podcast, dive headfirst into the multifaceted world of Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) with host Bruce. He unravels the ins and outs of Information Technology and Cybersecurity, addressing fantastic listener questions and adding valuable insights from his vast experience. Perfect for IT professionals or cybersecurity enthusiasts, it’s a treasure trove of knowledge and a chance to interact with the experts.
    Listen to Bruce as he details the challenges of vendor risk management, spotlighting industry giants like Microsoft, Cisco, and Palo Alto. Understand how vendor relationships influence risk and learn enticing strategies for risk mitigation. Plus, explore vulnerability management, software patching, and how to tackle software weaknesses with practical insights from Bruce.
    Aspiring for a career in IT or Cybersecurity? Get guidance on various career paths, the importance of security frameworks like NIST 800, NIST CSF, ISO 27001, and SOC 2, plus valuable tips on certifications that can boost your career like the H.C.I.S.P.P. This episode is your comprehensive guide to the exciting and evolving world of IT and Cybersecurity.
    Listen to the first-hand experiences of dealing with large-scale enterprise IT systems, particularly within the Department of Defense (DoD). The discussion covers everything from insecure default configurations to skilled personnel, highlighting the complexity and challenges faced in large IT operations.
    Take a deep dive into the basics of Information Technology (IT) and cybersecurity, from ports and protocols to the advent of AI and quantum computing. Regardless of your experience level, this conversation offers valuable insights and will inspire continuous learning.
    Master the art of assessing controls and security measures in IT, learning from the best in the industry. From creating a security assessment plan to the importance of self-assessments, understand the complete picture of IT security in this informative episode.
    As an added bonus, gain expert book recommendations on IT and Cyber Security, learn resume-building tactics for a tough job market, and pick up hacks for maximizing your online visibility. Whether you’re a seasoned IT professional or on the road to entering the IT industry, this episode of the Courses Podcast will fuel your learning journey.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Convocourses Podcast: Advice from a Cybersecurity Guy

    Convocourses Podcast: Advice from a Cybersecurity Guy

     
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    • 2 hr 5 min
    Convocourses Podcast: Talking to a Subject Matter Expert on Cybersecurity

    Convocourses Podcast: Talking to a Subject Matter Expert on Cybersecurity

    Today we are talking to Ryan LeVier
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    check out his guide for the CGRC (free): https://tinyurl.com/TheMangoV2
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Convocourses Podcast: No Experience Want a Job

    Convocourses Podcast: No Experience Want a Job

     
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Gonja_princess ,

Very informative

This podcast is very informative for people trying to get in the security field .Thank you very much Bruce !

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