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Generation Z: Who Are They and How Are They Changing the Security Field?

Generation Z: Who Are They and How Are They Changing the Security Field?

March 17, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sands 302

Born between 1996 and 2011, Generation Z outnumbers the Millennials at 60 million-strong and is expected to push boundaries to the extreme and drastically change workplaces. Our Young Professionals Council will describe what security organizations need to know about Generation Z, provide strategies for engaging them in security programs and organizations, and expose challenges and opportunities for successful integration. Generation Z is an unusual amalgamation of the generations before it, with a keen focus on managing their professional and personal brands. They bring the frugality of the Builder Generation, true digital native status of the Millennials, an urge to create a stable life similar to Baby Boomers, and the pragmatism of Gen Xers.

Learning Objectives:
1. Engage Generation Z members in their organizations by examining extensive data on the generation and reviewing the empirical data presented.
2. Be prepared to encounter radical inclusivity, undefined identities, and striking pragmatism in a positive dialogue to encourage, rather than alienate potential Gen Z candidates.
3. Leverage global Gen Z talents and characteristics to strengthen the futures of security departments, organizations, and the sector.


  • Angela Osborne


    Regional Director

    Guidepost Solutions LLC

    Angela Osborne, PCI, is a Regional Director for Guidepost Solutions based in Washington, DC.  Angela previously served as a Senior Analyst at Interos...

  • Michael Brzowski


    Senior Manager, Enterprise Security Risk Management


    With over fifteen years of experience in security and risk management, Michael Brzozowski is responsible for Enterprise Security Risk management at...

  • Jairo Borja



  1. Track
    Security Professionals Under 40

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