Jewish CyberSecurity Conference to be Held in Crown Heights

Professionals, beginners, and enthusiasts will join together for ‘Hacker’s HakhelCon’ aimed at helping newcomers gain exposure to career paths within the cyber security industry, and at fostering networking between Jewish professionals in the field. 

JSEC (Jews in Cyber Security), a collective of Jewish CyberSecurity experts, is hosting its 1st conference ever! Bringing together professionals, beginners, and enthusiasts, the Con – dubbed Hacker’s HakhelCon – is aimed at helping newcomers gain exposure to career paths within the cyber security industry, and at fostering networking & knowledge sharing between Jewish professionals in the field. 

What better way is there to help others within the Jewish community to break into the industry than to give them a chance to hear first person from specialists in the field on what the work is like; what time commitment, skills, certifications, or training it takes to make it; and what the salary and career growth prospects there are for their particular specialization and career path? 

The CyberSecurity field is an exciting and growing industry that is open and accessible to all, including Yeshiva & Seminary graduates & young professionals. 

The Con will feature a keynote by Sholom Bryski, Former CTO and Head of IT Risk at various Wall Street global banks. Next will be a CISO panel with Jewish industry leaders and visionaries: Golan Ben-Oni (CTO, IDT Telecom), Chaim Mazal (CSO, Gigamon), Israel Bryski (CISO, MIO Partners), moderated by Alex Waintraub (DFIR Expert, CYGNVS), followed by Tech Talks by Esty Scheiner (InfoSec Engineer, Invoca) & Shlomi Levinger (CEO, SpareEye). The panel will touch upon a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from AI and the latest cyber attacks, to down to earth experience and advice on breaking into the field. There will be separate seating for men and women throughout this portion of the event, accompanied by light refreshments & drinks.

Two tracks will be presented for the select items in the program: 

1) A newcomers track for career seekers.

2) An advanced track for cybersecurity professionals. 

The flagship item of the con will be the roundtable discussions on career paths for newcomers, and career advancement for professionals. This part of the program will feature sushi, an open bar, and separate sections for men and women with a mechitza. The Women’s roundtables will be Co-Hosted by Code Kevudah, an organization dedicated to helping Jewish women break into the Coding field.

When: Sept 5th, 6pm-9:30pm

Where: 792 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY – Jewish Children’s Museum (downstairs).

Tickets: $25 – Purchase at  

For more information and a detailed program, visit the conference site.Sponsorship Opportunities available

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  1. Can you maybe make some sort of Facebook group or something like that or a LinkedIn group? I’m a recent graduate of cybersecurity in Montreal canada, and it would be very hard to make it to Crown Heights at the moment

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