I help clients better protect themselves against entities that intentionally or unintentionally cause harm.
1. What do you like about your job?
The people and the teams I have an opportunity to work and interact with are the brightest and most passionate. Every day brings a new challenge, and while some may seem similar to others, there are subtle differences that consistently challenge thought processes.
2. How did you get into this role?
Part-time work as a technology consultant within my university's technology services office created this desire to learn more about the inner workings of an IT organisation; this ultimately led to a Masters in Information Systems with a specialisation in Information Security where I pursued industry and consulting-type careers. I understood my current company was the best place for me after countless events sponsored by other organisations, interviews, case study workshops, and phone discussions with potential new team members. I found the place that was the best place to work for; not the one that paid the most or offered the best benefits. It was the culture that helped me get to where I am today.
3. An example of what you do each day.
I work with the best and brightest around the globe making our planet a more secure working world. Every day starts with a world famous cup of coffee where I then proceed to read about all of the latest and greatest happening around the business world. It's important to note that we, as cyber professionals, are enablers to our business partners securely achieving their goals and objectives.
Most days are tailored around our client's needs; whether we are assessing an organisation's exposure to threats, implementing and running an identity management system, or enhancing an organisations's ability to better protect their most critical assets. each day can bring a new challenge or problem to solve.
4. What would you say to others who are considering following the same career path? (Your Words of Wisdom)
1) Excel at communicating your perspective in under fifteen seconds
2) Ask questions
3) Lean in with an open mind and a positive attitude
4) Emphasise attention to detail
5) Enjoy what you do; be passionate (even if it's not in security)
Relevant qualifications:BS in Financial Management
MS in Information Systems
Certified Information Security Manager
Certified Information Privacy Technologist