Thursday, February 8, 2024

1st Quarter public meeting featuring Brian Olson

Our next Greater Augusta ISSA 1st Quarter public meeting is Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 featuring Brian Olson. The discussion will be "Career Evolution: A Reflection On Skills Which Elevated My Cybersecurity Career". Please join us for this in-person event. Pizza and refreshments will be provided prior to the discussion. Seats are limited, so please reserve yours today!

Career Evolution: A Reflection On Skills Which Elevated My Cybersecurity Career Join Brian Olson, a seasoned cybersecurity expert with a rich background in security operations, incident response, and threat detection, as he shares invaluable insights from his journey. This talk delves into the technical prowess and soft skills that propelled his career, offering attendees a blend of personal anecdotes and professional strategies. From his early days in IT to leading roles in major tech firms, Brian's experience spans across various sectors, including military, government contracting, and industry. Whether you're looking to accelerate your career in InfoSec or seeking guidance on navigating the cybersecurity landscape, this presentation promises to provide actionable advice and perspectives that could elevate your professional trajectory tomorrow.

More about Brian:

From his early days troubleshooting computers in entry-level IT positions to leading Verizon Media's security operations team during the historic Yahoo acquisition, Brian Olson has carved a distinguished path in the cybersecurity realm. As Meta's Threat Detection Engineering Manager and a Certified SANS Instructor, Brian's 17-year journey through the nuances of cybersecurity operations showcases a blend of his offensive and defensive experience, underscored by a Master's degree in Information Security and a B.S. in Information Technology. His passion for the field extends beyond professional boundaries, as evidenced by his commitment to educating the next generation of cybersecurity experts. When he's not deciphering the latest threat, Brian enjoys traveling the world. Connect with Brian to delve into the insights of a seasoned cybersecurity leader who's just as comfortable navigating the complexities of information security as he is exploring a random city anywhere in the world.

Date: February 20th, 2024 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Augusta University, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904 (University Hall, Room UH170)


The University System of Georgia (USG) institutions encourages all faculty, staff, students, and visitors who are not vaccinated for COVID-19, to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings, and to social distance when possible.


If you are interested, please register at the link below: