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Rook Security's Security Operations Center Manager to Present on Similarities Between Military Operations and IT Security at Circle City Con
[June 12, 2014]

Rook Security's Security Operations Center Manager to Present on Similarities Between Military Operations and IT Security at Circle City Con

INDIANAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

Rook Security, a global security solutions provider, is proud to announce that Tom Gorup, Security Operations Center Manager, will be a featured speaker at Circle City Con. The conference takes place June 13-15, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.

Circle City Con, the first "hacker convention" in Indianapolis, encourages the development of information security skills through educational talks, free training sessions and contests for students and IT professionals.

Gorup will take the stage on June 14 from 9:00-9:50 a.m. ET at Circle City Con in a session titled, "From Grunt to Operator". Gorup will discuss the similarities between military operations and IT security, and how to transition from being an entry-level security analyst to a game-changing operator.

"As a former infantry squad leader in the U.S. Army, and now as a SOC Manager, I know what it's like to be a grunt in both worlds," said Tom Gorup, Security Operations Center Manager, Rook Security. "The discussion will be primarily geared toward the large pool of IT security potentil we have right here in Indiana. Many young IT professionals just need to know where to start and how to grow. I want to help by sharing some of my experiences in the path that I took, knowing what actual and perceived challenges those who are entering the IT security workforce face."

With the guidance of Gorup and other security veterans, Rook Security's internship program works closely with local Indiana universities, providing hands-on learning opportunities to the top students interested in a career within the information security field. This type of internship helps college graduates to become immediate contributors to their future organizations, and many interns continue on to full-time employment with Rook Security.

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