On Wednesday evening we are launching the second edition of our Mentor/Mentee initiative, sponsored by Google.
With this initiative we want to provide a stepping stone for people who are new to the infosec community or are just in need of finding a mentor or providing guidance.
During this event you can choose to be a Mentor or a Mentee or even both.
Mentors are typically seasoned professionals, having done quite some miles on the professional infosec road, and are willing to provide advice to the Mentees.
This advice can vary from Mentee to Mentee, but could include: which training should I follow, what are key messages you can give based on personal experience, how do I get to know new people, whom to follow on Twitter, general advice to survive in this industry, to help with presenations and much more.
Mentees, can be people who are fairly new to the security scene, or a willing to receive advice from more seasoned professionals.
We all started at some point in time within this industry, and we have all had our challenges. With this programme we want to close this gap and create a stronger bond between seasoned professionals and people new to the industry.
The Mentor/Mentee programme is a initiative that can vary in duration. For some this might be a one-off event, but for others this might create a bond with a mentor that will last.
Please join us from 19 (7 PM) until 21 (9 PM) at the Novotel Bar. Be sure to use the mentor / mentee stickers to indicate the role you want to play.