Our mission at Show Up Show Out Security (SUSOS) is to provide aspiring cybersecurity professionals with the guidance, skills, and knowledge necessary to succeed in this rapidly evolving field. We accomplish this through our personalized mentorship, personalized career plan, hands-on training, and a supportive community.
We aim to empower our mentees to become confident and effective defenders of digital security. Additionally, to develop a culture of lifelong learning and continuous improvement among our mentors and mentees alike.
Here are different pain points people who want to become cybersecurity professionals tend to experience, and ways our cybersecurity mentorship program helps solve:
Lack of knowledge and experience in the field of cybersecurity: Our mentorship program provides personalized coaching and hands-on training to help individuals gain the knowledge and experience they need to succeed in the field.
Difficulty finding relevant cyber security job openings or internships: Our mentorship program offers job search assistance and networking opportunities to help individuals find relevant job openings and internships.
Limited access to training and educational resources: Our mentorship program provides access to a wealth of training and educational resources, including industry certifications and continuing education courses.
High competition for cyber security job openings: Our mentorship program provides individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to stand out in a competitive job market.
Difficulty obtaining industry certifications due to high cost or lack of resources: Our mentorship program offers support and training for obtaining industry certifications, including resources to help individuals cover the cost.
Limited networking opportunities with other cyber security professionals: Our mentorship program provides networking opportunities with other cyber security professionals, including mentorship from experienced professionals in the field.
Difficulty keeping up with the latest trends and technologies in cyber security: Our mentorship program provides continuing education and training opportunities to help individuals stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies.
Lack of mentors or guidance in the cyber security industry: Our mentorship program provides personalized coaching and mentorship from experienced professionals in the field.
Inability to gain hands-on experience in the field of cyber security: Our mentorship program provides individuals with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through internships, projects, and other practical training.
Difficulty transitioning from another industry into the field of cyber security: Our mentorship program offers career counseling and support to help individuals transition into the field of cyber security, including guidance on resume building, job search, and interview preparation.
Sedric Louissaint is a highly experienced cybersecurity expert with over 10 years of experience in hands on technical and management experience in providing IT solutions, IT security, customer service, and project management. Sedric has an Associate and Bachelor's degree in Information Systems Technology with a specialization in Cybersecurity. Sedric also has a Technical Certificate as an Information Technology Client Specialist. Additionally, Sedric has over 15 IT & Cybersecurity related certifications.
Throughout his career, Sedric has worked with a wide range of organizations, including large corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. He has helped these organizations to develop and implement effective cybersecurity strategies, as well as providing training and support to their staff. Sedric has 3 CVEs and has reported over 100 zero day vulnerabilities responsibly. Sedric is well-versed in a variety of cybersecurity tools, tactics, procedures, and technologies. Sedric is a subject matter expert in the following areas:
In addition to his work with organizations, Sedric is a frequent speaker at conferences and events. He is also an author, having written several articles and white papers on cybersecurity. Sedric is also a professional mixed martial artist fighter and entrepreneur. Overall, Sedric's expertise and dedication to cybersecurity have made him a highly sought-after consultant and mentor in the field. His clients and mentees trust him to provide them with the best possible security solutions, and he takes that responsibility very seriously.
Lucas Hansen is an accomplished cybersecurity professional with seven years of extensive experience and in-depth expertise in the field of network security, information security, penetration testing, security auditing, threat assessment and mitigation, and incident response.
Throughout his career, he has successfully implemented robust security measures to safeguard network infrastructures, conducted comprehensive penetration tests to identify vulnerabilities, and provided expert insights through security auditing processes. With a meticulous approach to threat assessment and mitigation, he has helped organizations minimize risks and enhance their security posture.
Beyond his professional pursuits, he has a deep appreciation for exploration and travel. He finds solace in visiting different countries, immersing himself in diverse cultures, and discovering the world's captivating beaches. Lucas indulges in his passion for culinary arts, spending quality time in the kitchen, and delighting his loved ones with his cooking skills. When not expanding his knowledge through certifications or engaged in cybersecurity activities, you'll find him sharing memorable moments with friends and family, gathered around the dinner table.
Mario Dawson is an accomplished Program/Portfolio Test Manager with 30+ years of demonstrated achievements planning, leading and executing SDLC testing efforts on large and very fast paced projects. Manage, train and develop multiple Sr. Test Managers, Automation Specialist and Test Analysts. Partnering with all levels of key program resources such as developers, testers, project managers, business & technical SMEs and outside vendors. Experienced in creating/updating/tracking test calendars, workflows, automating processes, and managing global system conversions. Excellent communicator skilled in developing policies and procedures that positively impact earnings including Quality Engineering Assessments, training manuals, OFAC Compliance procedures, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) documentation, use cases/test scripts, business/technical requirements, test plans/strategies, test level assessments and other systems documentation. Capable leader known for cultivating high performance teams. or service you'd like to show.
Forrest Kasler is full-time penetration tester, social engineer, and cybersecurity educator. He is a self-taught programmer who started tinkering with computers at age 12 by following a c++ tutorial on howstuffworks.com. After a small career detour as a CPA, he started work as a full-time penetration tester back in 2014 and has spent much of that time managing a team of hackers across the US. A lifelong computer nerd and hacker, Forrest loves writing tools to improve the quality of penetration testing for his team. He has released several open-source hacking tools for the community over the years and has presented his research at major industry conferences like Black Hat USA and Wild West Hackin Fest. His research topics and tools include NAC bypasses, multi factor authentication bypasses, OSINT techniques and databases, phishing frameworks, email security bypasses, and malware design. Forrest has a passion for teaching the new generation of hackers and helping others along their cybersecurity journey.
What is the duration of the program? The program is designed to be completed in 16 weeks on a full-time basis or 32 weeks on a part-time basis. The program is flexible and can be adjusted according to your schedule and pace.
What roles in cybersecurity will I be prepared for? Our various programs prepare you for various roles in the cybersecurity field, including Cybersecurity Analyst, Penetration Tester, Cybersecurity Engineer, IT Security Specialist, Network Security Engineer, Security Consultant, and more. The exact role will depend on your interests, prior experience, and career aspirations.
What forms of payment do you accept? You can purchase the CMTP mentorship or masterclasses with any major credit card. We offer various payment options for the mentorship, including upfront payments and installment plans, to make the program as accessible as possible.
How does your program prepare me for the cybersecurity industry? Our curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning and real-world projects, ensuring that you are job-ready upon graduation. Additionally, the program prepares you for key industry certifications, further enhancing your employability in the market.
What happens after I complete the program? Post-completion, you will have access to leverage our career services support for assistance with job search strategies, job placement assistance, resume reviews, and mock interviews.
What certifications will I obtain? While our program is not directly tied to specific certifications, it is designed to prepare you for various industry-recognized certifications. These include CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). You would need to take the certification exams through the respective certifying bodies.
How long will it take for me to find a job? The time it takes to find a job can vary greatly and depends on factors such as the job market, your efforts in applying and networking, and your adaptability in interviews. Our career services support will assist you with job search strategies, resume reviews, and mock interviews to improve your employability.
Will I be charged sales tax? Yes. We will apply state and local sales tax based on your billing address.
What is your cancellation policy? If you cancel your plan before the next renewal cycle, you will retain access to paid features until the end of your subscription period. When your subscription expires, you will lose access to paid features and all data associated with those features.
Is my data safe and secure? We follow industry-standard best practices to protect your information. We do not store your credit card information. We regularly back up your data to prevent data loss and aid in recovery to better protect your information.
What kind of support will I receive throughout the mentorship program? Each student is assigned a mentor who is an experienced cybersecurity professional. They will provide guidance, feedback, and support throughout your learning journey. Every student of any of our mentorship programs will be able to meet with their assigned mentor to get technical and career coaching on a weekly basis.
Do I need any prior experience or knowledge in cybersecurity to join any of the programs? No prior experience or knowledge, in cybersecurity is necessary to join our fundamentals program. The cybersecurity fundamentals curriculum is designed to cater to individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of experience. We have different programs geared towards different domains of cybersecurity. The niche advanced programs require previous experience.
How much time should I expect to dedicate to the program each week? On average, you can expect to dedicate quite a few hours per week to the program. This includes time for studying, working on assignments, and interacting with your mentor.
Can I keep my job while I study? Absolutely. Our program is designed to accommodate working professionals. The flexible online format allows you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.
What is the job market like for cybersecurity professionals? Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing field with a high demand for skilled professionals. Our program is designed to prepare you for a career that aligns with your interests and strengths in this exciting industry.
Do I get a certificate upon completing the program? Yes, upon successfully completing any of our programs, you will receive a certificate to showcase the skills and experience learned.
How long does it take to get certified? The time it takes to get certified varies depending on the specific certification. Some can be achieved in a few weeks of intensive study, while others may take several months. It's important to note that while our program prepares you for these certifications, passing the certification exams will depend on self-study and preparation.
Can you tell me more about the entrepreneurship coaching? Absolutely, the entrepreneurship coaching is a part of our program for those interested in starting their own business in cybersecurity. You'll receive guidance on how to develop your business model, understand the market, identify your target audience, create a marketing strategy, and handle the financial aspects. This coaching aims to provide you with the tools and skills necessary to successfully launch your own cybersecurity enterprise.