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Magnet Summit 2022 Mentorship Day

Hi, this is Jessica Hyde and I wanted to share some details about an exciting event we have planned for the Magnet Summit on April 25: Mentorship Day!

I am really looking forward to this event, which will feature special presentations, a fascinating panel discussion, and limited 1:1 mentorship meetings.

Hear From Three DFIR Mentors in a Live Panel

For this special day, we have lined up an incredible panel who will talk about the importance of mentorship in DFIR.

I am honored to be hosting and moderating a panel consisting of three incredible mentors, Mitch Kajzer, Director, St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit, Julie Lewis, President, CEO and Founder of Digital Mountain, and Robert Duhart, VP, Deputy CISO and CISO eCommerce at Walmart. Check out their Cache Up episodes to learn more their backgrounds and experience in DFIR.

It is a complete and total honor to get to participate in this interactive live session with three of my personal mentors who give so much to grow others. This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn from leaders in our industry—from LE to consultancy to leaders of the security teams of Fortune 10 companies (and all the transitions and movement in between.)

Register for All Aboard the Mentorship! A Live Panel Discussion here.

Special Mentorship Day Presentation

Additionally, the one and only Brett Shavers, will be delivering an intriguing presentation, A Fresh Perspective on a Digital Forensics Career.

Brett is an incredible examiner who has worked in both Law Enforcement and the private sector, written digital forensics books, and gives back to the DFIR community, via DFIR.Training. I am lucky to collaborate with him on DFIR Review and his knowledge from his decades of experience in the field is sure to be invaluable for anyone looking to further their career in digital forensics or incident response.

Register for Brett’s presentation here.

1:1 Mentorship Meetings

Looking for some mentorship as you progress in your #DFIR career? Well now is your chance to spend 30 minutes with a DFIR professional who is happy to sit down for a 1:1 session.  Fill out the form here to sign up for a spot hurry though! Spots are very limited.)

Tell us what your goals are for the session, get feedback on your resume, and even have a mock interview if that is your goal. This is a terrific opportunity to get mentorship directly from some of the best in the field!

Mentorship Day at Magnet Summit 2022 is here for folks at all stages in their digital forensics career—from those who are new to DFIR, to career switchers, to seasoned folks looking to network, to those looking for additional education and training, and to those looking for ideas and opportunities to mentor and/or give back to the community.

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