2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Pt. 5: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope

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We’re closing McAfee Enterprise’s Hispanic Heritage Month with Options Architect, Gus Arias. Learn the total interview under to see how his heritage impacted his life and profession in expertise.
What do you take pleasure in most about your heritage and what’s certainly one of your favourite reminiscences rising up?
I like the meals and music.  To at the present time I by no means get uninterested in consuming Arepas, a staple of my Venezuelan heritage.
Inform us about your journey to a profession in expertise and the way your heritage performed a job to the place you might be in the present day?
I’ve all the time appreciated expertise and I took a leap into IT from the Mortgage Business. I stayed hungry for data and am all the time wanting to be taught which reworked my cybersecurity profession to the place it’s in the present day.
What do you hope to go on to future generations?
I need future generations to know that it’s by no means too late to be taught one thing new, and you must try to be taught one thing new each day.
What are the three most necessary issues that individuals ought to find out about your tradition?

Household oriented (Household takes care of household)
We’re very festive (any probability we get we are going to throw a celebration)
An evening of getting household and mates over will prove right into a cookout and recreation evening of enjoying dominos

What varieties of meals had been cooked for particular events if you had been rising up?
Arepas, Mandocas, Hayacas, and Paella
Is there a convention or celebration that you simply hope that your descendants keep?
I must say our Christmas celebrations all through the month of December.
Because the nation continues to develop extra various, what recommendation would you give to younger Hispanic/LatinX people inquisitive about beginning a profession in cybersecurity?
Don’t let something maintain you again and on the subject of change, have an open and optimistic view. Be taught from these modifications to enhance, additionally work on gentle abilities. From a expertise perspective – sustain with the instances. Which means, keep knowledgeable on the evolution of expertise and threats.
What are a few of your concepts on easy methods to entice extra Hispanic/LatinX people to cybersecurity?
Educate and promote early by partaking with native faculties. Additionally, present internships on the Excessive College/Faculty ranges as a summer season program.

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