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A Day in the Life of Optiv Cyber Security Superheroes: Chris Patten

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You could say Chris Patten’s passion for cyber security all started with yard sales. Growing up in the Midwest, Chris and his dad wandered local yard sales on a weekly quest for old radios and TVs for Chris to pull apart and put back together. Who knew this father-son tradition would spawn an exciting career in cyber security, where Chris now leads an elite team of attack and penetration specialists at Optiv?

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A Day in the Life of Optiv Cyber Security Superheroes: Nick Hyatt

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Nick always had an inquisitive mind. At a very young age, his father would watch as he sat at the family’s new TRS-80 microcomputer marveling at the data output and video graphics, trying to figure out how it all worked. That was the early 80s, but not much has changed. Today, as a self-proclaimed “internet detective,” Nick enjoys his role as senior consultant on Optiv’s enterprise incident management (EIM) team, where he conducts forensics investigations and threat hunting.

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The Patriot Award: Optiv’s Andy Maidment Makes a Special Tribute to his Supervisor, Andrew Coons

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When Andy Maidment found out about the Patriot Award during his annual civilian employment review, he immediately knew he wanted to nominate his supervisor, Andrew Coons, for this important acknowledgement. About to be deployed for a third tour of duty in the Middle East, Andy realized how critical it was to have his supervisor’s flexibility and support in shipping out quickly and seamlessly.

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A Day in the Life of Optiv Cyber Security Superheroes: Ben Walcker

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Upon graduating from college with a double major in education and history, Ben Walcker never imagined one day he would lead a team of sales professionals at a global cyber security solutions company. Shortly into his teaching career, his friend and mentor persuaded him to join the IT industry, arguing, “If you can explain the importance of education to a bunch of boisterous six graders, you can sell to anyone.”

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What We Look for When Staffing Cyber Security Positions

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It’s a well-known fact that there is a talent gap in the security industry. There are simply not enough qualified people to staff the positions in our rapidly growing industry, and every client, partner and solution provider feels this pain.

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A Day in the Life of Optiv Cyber Security Superheroes: Keyana Jones

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Keyana’s mantra of ‘unlocking tomorrow’ is clear when she enters the room at the Opt-In New Employee Training session. She wastes no time dispersing her energy into the crowd of new hires, eager to soak up her enthusiasm. She begins by describing Optiv’s purpose; to create confidence in a more connected world, and then she encourages her audience to repeat it, until they get it right.

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Seven Tips to Ace Your Digital Interview

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Have you ever taken a digital interview? If the answer is yes, then you know it may not be as intimidating or stressful as you originally thought. If you haven’t been through one yet, read on as we share advice on how you can knock it out of the park and truly impress your interviewers.

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Mastering Your Job Hunt: Eight Career Tips from Our Pros

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We’ve all been there: job hunting can be a stressful and daunting task. If you are looking for a new career opportunity that is right for you, you need all the help you can get. Here is some expert advice to help you prepare, get through the process and stand out from the crowd.

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Working in the Trenches: How to Unlock Tomorrow for our Future Workforce

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The shortage of talent in the cyber security industry is a growing concern among many industry leaders and the pain is specifically palpable within the area of talent acquisition. The challenge is real and many are concerned about finding ways to address it and most importantly provide solutions for it.

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Evolution and Growth in the IAM Industry: Opportunities for Reaching New Frontiers and Career Heights

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At Optiv, our diverse and talented employees are committed to helping businesses, governments and educational institutions plan, build and run successful cyber security programs. For our identity and access management (IAM) group, it all starts with collaboration and teamwork.

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