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9th Annual Cybersecurity Summit to be Held Virtually at Bay Path University

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Jessica Bair, director of Cisco Secure Technical Alliance will be the
featured speaker at this year’s event.


Longmeadow, MA —Bay Path’s 9th Annual Cybersecurity Summit will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday, October 8, 2021. The event will take place from 9:30 am to 11:00 am EST.

This year’s featured speaker will be Jessica Bair, director of Cisco Secure Technical Alliance. The topic of her presentation will be “You Have the Power to Design Your Life: How I Used a Career in Cybersecurity to Design Mine.”

Registration for this event is required, and details on how to join the webinar will be sent to registered participants before the event.

What is covered in the presentation?

The focus of the presentation will be on how to enter, build or enhance a career in the cybersecurity space. It will cover the following: the skills required to start a successful career; the current career options in cyber; the building blocks to grow a cybersecurity career path, including current certificates and education options; the mindset needed to navigate a constantly changing field; and the strategies to cultivate mentorship relationships and expanding your network.

Who Should Attend?

This presentation is for multiple audiences: prospective, current, and career changers looking for concrete action steps and a cyber veteran’s perspective on the present day cybersecurity landscape.

About Jessica Bair

Jessica Bair has over two decades of leadership experience in security. As the director of Cisco Secure Technical Alliance, she and her team focus on building open ecosystems for SecureX and over a dozen security product offerings. She also manages the Cisco team in the Security Operations Centers for the RSA Conferences and Black Hat global conferences. She began her career as a special agent/computer forensics examiner in the US Army Criminal Investigation Command. She earned an MBA from Pepperdine University.


The Cybersecurity Summit is sponsored by Bay Path University, offering undergraduate degrees in computer science, computer security, digital forensics, and information assurance, as well as a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management; and by the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (EDC).

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About Bay Path University

Bay Path University was founded in 1897. Bay Path’s enrolled population of over 3,000 includes traditional undergraduates; adult women at The American Women's College, the first all-women, all-online accredited degree program in the country; and women and men master’s and doctoral students. Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference. to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.