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With Jeff Hudesman (VP Info Security, DailyPay).
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Rise NYC, 43 W 23rd St

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Welcome back! I am very excited to host the first in-person event of the year. We'll have a few great speakers. We are long overdue to continue to come back to normal.


Fireside chat with Jeff Hudesman, VP of Information Security at DailyPay

Jeff leads the Information Security team responsible for securing & protecting information & systems while ensuring overall cyber resiliency. Jeff previously held global leadership positions at Sony, PR Newswire & Deloitte. Jeff also advises several startups & nonprofits. Jeff is a graduate from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Informatics.

Critical Start is a cybersecurity company based in Plano, Texas with offices across the United States. The company provides Managed Detection & Response services, endpoint security, threat intelligence, penetration testing, risk assessments, & incident response

Haystack Solutions, released the Cyber Aptitude & Talent Assessment (CATA). CATA predicts candidate success in cybersecurity industry roles with uncanny precision. It is the first such commercially available solution that is scientifically designed to identify the natural cognitive abilities of individuals entering or upskilling in cybersecurity roles. Until now, such assessments were available only within military & federal intelligence-focused organizations.

CATA focuses on five key cerebral dimensions: critical thinking, deliberate action, real-time action, proactive thinking, & reactive thinking. It includes a series of tests designed to measure cognitive abilities & map natural aptitude within four domains of cybersecurity careers in the commercial sector:

Offensive operations: initiative & creative problem-solving skills using partial data in real time;

Defensive operations: detecting anomalies with scans & real time, partial data, screening out distractions;

Analytics & forensics: interpret & reconcile exhaustive amounts of often conflicting data; and,

Design/development: abilities to programatize creative problem solving & build model programs for execution.

About Haystack Solutions:
Haystack Solutions, a Cybersecurity talent development company is on a mission to address the global cyber talent shortage by finding future cyber warriors, based on their cognitive ability to meet the needs of the cyber fight. Backed by significant research, pilot implementations in the US DoD, Universities, Veteran Assistance Programs & Corporations, Haystack's approach is the only solution in the market that is truly an aptitude assessment, predicting the capability of an individual to succeed in cybersecurity without requiring prior knowledge. For more information, go to or follow Haystack on Twitter @CATA_Haystacks.
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