Varonis, Dec 18, 2019—What Working in Cybersecurity is Really Like: A Day in the Life
Great career advice provided by Steve Tcherchian, Chief Information Security Officer at XYPRO, a cybersecurity analytics company.
- Find a mentor, then listen and learn. The best leaders will be energized to share their experiences – both positive and negative.
- Don’t be afraid to push the envelope. Respect the processes in place but it’s okay to question them.
- Adaptability – Just because you thought of something doesn’t mean someone cannot build something better on it. Allow for that.
Q: Advice you’d give to someone who is interested in pursuing your career?
A: “I would suggest to anyone deciding to enter this line of work is to find yourself a mentor – listen and learn. The best leaders will be energized to share their experiences – both positive and negative – and want you to do better than them.”
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Steve Tcherchian, CISSP, PCI-ISA, PCIP is the Chief Product Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for XYPRO Technology. Steve is a Member of the Forbes Technology Council, on the NonStop Under 40 executive board and part of the ANSI X9 Security Standards Committee. With over 20 years in the cybersecurity field, Steve is responsible for strategy and innovation of XYPRO’s security product line as well as overseeing XYPRO’s risk, compliance and security to ensure the best experience to customers in the Mission-Critical computing marketplace.
Steve is an engaging and dynamic speaker who regularly presents on cybersecurity topics at conferences around the world.