ISC West
April 1-4, 2025
Venetian Expo, Las Vegas


The Career Zone at ISC West host’s a range of informative workshops focused on career growth and workforce development. Gain valuable insights from our expert speakers who will provide practical advice on how to advance your career, build your personal brand and stand out in a crowded job market. Whether you’re just starting your career or looking to take the next step, the Career Zone at ISC West is the place to make meaningful connections and gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

Headshot Studio 

Visit our complimentary headshot studio in the Career Zone. Our experienced photographer will work with you to capture a high-quality headshot that showcases your confidence, professionalism, and expertise.

Wednesday, April 10

10:30am – 4:30pm

Thursday, April 11

10:30am – 4:30pm

Sessions on Wednesday, April 10

The First 90 Days – Make it Count

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Whether you are new to an organization, moving into a new role or joining a new team, the first 90 days can be critical to your future success. Hear from leaders who have recently made a transition and the steps they took to not only succeed, but also thrive in their new role. 

Effective Public Speaking in a Distracted World 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This session will explore the journey of the audience from entering the meeting all the way through to the conclusion, and how an effective speaker is able to hold most of their attention the entire time.

Stay CyberSafe: What Every CXO Should Know About Cybersecurity

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Dr. JT Kostman will provide an overview of the common cyber threats that organizations face and the key elements of a robust cybersecurity strategy. The lecture aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to assess their organization's cybersecurity posture, identify potential vulnerabilities, and develop an action plan to improve cyber resilience.

Workforce Development Executive Briefing: Alternative Workforce Solutions

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The security industry is undergoing a dynamic shift in workforce dynamics, mirroring global trends towards more flexible and diverse employment models. This interactive panel will delve into the increasingly relevant topic of alternative workforce solutions, such as contract workers, temporary employees, freelancers, and other non-traditional employment models.

Sessions on Thursday, April 11

Talent Conundrum? Lean on learning.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

You will leave this session with a comprehensive understanding of the talent challenges organizations encounter in the current competitive landscape, while considering the effects of emerging technology and changing employee expectations. In addition, this session will delve into proven learning and development strategies to drive individual, and ultimately organizational, growth and success.

Accelerating Learning Through Gaming (or Enhancing Learning Through Euro Games)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Peter Wilson, from Allegion, has been pushing the envelope in gamification to incorporate strategy board game design mechanisms into immersive tabletop experiences.  Learn the theory behind this approach, and how you might adopt this strategy to create games to achieve your learning goals.

The Future of the Security Industry: A Perspective from 'The Next Generation' 

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Now more than ever, we are seeing a quickly evolving work force all around the globe and particularly that of the Security industry. With a large portion of the industry less than ten years away from retirement and an influx of new talent, there is a large knowledge gap we are working to fill across the board. This panel of rising security professionals will help to shed light on these issues from their perspective and pose potential solutions for us all to work towards together.

Managing Adversarial People & Personalities in the Workplace

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This 90 minute workshop will bring attendees together to learn, brainstorm, and share their experiences around managing adversarial people.  From schemers and slackers to sandbaggers and suck-ups, we will discuss the types of people & personalities that manifest themselves in an adversarial fashion, reasons for these behaviors, and strategies and tools for both staff members and leadership to deal productively with them.