Ben McGee


Ben McGee is a secure software engineer, cyber educator and a dedicated mentor. Ben has helped certify over 2,000 Cyber Security professionals all over the United States. Mr. McGee holds a Master of Science in Cyber Security from New York University (NYU) Polytechnic Institute and an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.

Prior to founding CyberProtex, Mr. McGee was the Chief Scientist & Cyber Security Lead for SAIC in Huntsville where he was decorated with many awards including the "Trailblazer" award for cyber security. Mr. McGee has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and Calhoun Community College and has worked with the U.S. Army Software Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army PEO Aviation, NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Raymond James Financial Headquarters, CDXperts, BenefitOne, Geonex-AgraBaymont, and TEKSystems.

Abstract: Ever wonder how much your skills are worth to an employer? Are you ready to make the big bucks in the cyber security industry? The cyber threats of tomorrow demand that highly skilled workers be ready and able to solve complex problems and mitigate complex issues. The huge demand for cyber security professionals outweighs the current supply, thus it continues to favor technical professionals who are eager to learn and are enthusiastic about working in the cyber security field. Do you already have a cyber security skillset and want to know if your skillset is in demand? Are you looking to dive into the field of cyber security and need to know what skills and training are necessary to enter into this career field? What are the salary expectations for professionals in the cyber security field? Once you join the field, what skills and additional training do you need to stay on top of the pay scale? Join cyber security expert Ben McGee of CyberProtex for a discussion of these issues as he lays out the details for best preparing yourself for a career in cyber security, and for how to move up the career chain once there.