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Nina Avery is a talent acquisition manager at Synopsys. She brings a wealth of experience to the organization having hired technical talent across multiple industries for over a decade. Nina brings a passion for business, strategic process improvement, analytics, and customer service to the organization. She oversees an international team of professionals who believe in the value of software security and are committed to ensuring that Synopsys continues to hire the best in class. Nina holds a master’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook, is a mother of two, and in her spare time can be found at the gym or yoga studio.


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What’s being done about the growing software security talent gap?

As we continue to face a staffing shortage in security, many companies are scratching their heads as to why new graduates are simply not starting careers in cyber security. According to TechRepublic’s Alison DeNisco Rayome, only 9% of millennials are interested in pursuing careers in cyber security, perhaps because it’s a relatively new field.

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What skills do you need to land a software security internship?

What do you need to know to land a software security internship? For starters, some experience with cyber security technologies and activities is beneficial.

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How to establish a powerful start to your cyber security career

I recently began the process of college planning with my daughter. For most parents, selecting a degree with a solid career track is of the utmost importance. With the rising cost of tuition and the changing landscape of our global workforce, choosing the right career path is imperative.

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3 ways to build a recruiting culture in the AppSec industry

I am often posed the question, how do you manage to staff security professionals in such a competitive market? Our team has even been asked to help top-tier clients fill their own internal vacancies.

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Is a career in application security consulting right for you?

Considering a job in application security consulting? If you have any of these four characteristics, a career in cyber security might be perfect for you.

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How can social media help with your software security job search?

More and more job seekers are utilizing social media. Unfortunately, there seems to be a disconnect regarding how best to use social media while on the job hunt. In order to make a true impact, and attract the attention of recruiters in top companies and niche fields such as software security, it’s important to consider a different approach. Here’s how to utilize social platforms to capture the attention of recruiters. Show interest and initiative I receive LinkedIn InMail messages on a daily basis that go a little something like this:Hi Nina, do you happen to have any positions that are a fit for me? Thanks! It’s important to understand that it’s not the recruiter’s responsibility to then assess the skills and unique talents in your LinkedIn profile, and review the corporate openings to see if there happens to be a match. This comes across as lazy and inconsiderate. What the recruiter is likely taking away from this is “I’m looking for a new job but I don’t actually want to do any work.” Additionally, this message feels very generic and is most likely sent to a slew of recruiters in multiple organizations. So, not only is the job seeker asking the recruiter to do the work for them, but they haven’t even given the impression that they are actually interested in pursuing a position at the company.

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International Women’s Day and hiring women in tech

International Women’s Day has been an opportunity to celebrate women’s contributions since the early 20th century. Celebrated around the world, this day is an occasion to acknowledge women’s achievements in economic, political, and social spheres. Although less recognized in the United States, we’d like to take this opportunity to pay homage to women in technology. Recruiting women in technology Recruiting in technology fields for over a decade has led me to admire and appreciate those women who have paved the way and those that continue to clear the path for the next generation. As other industries and academic fields continue to make headway in providing opportunities for women, STEM fields (involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) traditionally and notoriously have not.

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The tech talent challenge: Recruiting in software security

Recruiting for a leading software security consulting firm poses tech talent challenges that even top recruiters find overwhelming. How do you find a population of individuals who, by profession, don’t want to be found? How can you earn trust with people who make a living trusting no one? How can you recruit from a talent pool that doesn’t require resumes because there is such a high demand for qualified people?

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