Careers, Leadership

Career Pathing and Advice From Offensive Security – Jim O’Gorman – PSW #700

Offensive Security expert Jim O'Gorman talks through his own career progression and training, revealing what it takes to be successful in infosec. He also covers key learning tracks and gives concrete examples of job roles available to those who prove themselves through industry certifications and other means.

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Jim O'Gorman
Jim O'Gorman
Chief Content and Strategy Officer at Offensive Security

Jim (elwood) began his tech career as a network administrator with a particular talent for network intrusion simulation, digital investigations, and malware analysis. Jim started teaching for OffSec in 2009 as an instructor for the Penetration Testing with Kali (PWK) course — a role he still enjoys. He went on to co-author Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide and Kali Linux: Revealed, and has developed and curated a number of OffSec courses. As the Chief Content and Strategy officer, he currently oversees the open source Kali Linux development project and participates with OffSec’s Penetration Testing Team.


Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
Jeff Man
Jeff Man
Information Security Evangelist at Online Business Systems
Larry Pesce
Larry Pesce
Principal Managing Consultant and Director of Research & Development at InGuardians
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