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Cybersecurity Career Accelerator Expo

  • Metro CoC One Capitol Mall, Ste. 700 Sacramento, US (map)

Cybersecurity Career Accelerator Expo

Cybersecurity Career Accelerator Expo 2018  is part of the “Include Cybersecurity” initiative focusing on cybersecurity workforce development in the Sacramento Valley. Our mission is to spark interest within traditionally underrepresented groups in exploring an exciting and rewarding career in cybersecurity. 

Come and join our efforts in increasing the percentage of women (who account for only 18% of all cybersecurity professionals) and minorities (approximately 26%) in cybersecurity. We hope that by collaborating with IT companies, recruiters, academics, other special interest groups and cybersecurity industry experts, we can join the ranks of advocates bringing about positive and significant change in cybersecurity, primarily in diminishing the deficit of women and minority cybersecurity professionals and leaders. 

The Cybersecurity Career Accelerator Expo 2018 program is an opportunity for anyone interested in cybersecurity to come receive – and share – useful and relevant information critical to launching – or advancing – a career in cybersecurity. This day-long symposium will be divided into two tracks with sessions designed to benefit novice, entry-level and advanced cybersecurity professionals. The content will be presented in a combination of lectures, workshops and expert panel formats.

Attendee Benefits:

  • Make face-to-face connections with experienced industry leaders

  • Receive invaluable leads (possibly leading to internships, part- and full-time positions, etc.)

  • Network with others either currently in cybersecurity, or sharing an interest in starting a career in cybersecurity.

  • Learn what certifications and skillsets are needed as a cybersecurity professional

  • Attend one or more workshops offering tips on successful job-hunting, resume polishing and soft-skill development, including sessions on EQ and mindfulness practices

Each one of us can make a difference. Together we can make change.”
Barbara Mikulski (former U.S. Senator (MD))

The way to effective and positive change is action. To start a wave where there currently isn’t one is what the Include Cybersecurity team is all about. 

Together we want our City of Sacramento be put on the map as a trend leader in developing a diverse cybersecurity workforce across the nation. It is a big challenge, but one we know we can accomplish with support from city and industry leaders – and you!

Join us in this worthy initiative. Become a change agent and a believer who knows we are critical to improving national and personal security. 

Keynote Speakers:


Elena Elkina

Co-founder and Partner at Aleada Consulting, where she advises clients on privacy, data protection, and information security issues.


Jim Gordon

Intel veteran of 20+ years and has held a variety of roles over this time.