Curious who’s on the other end of the phone or helping you through your Cyber Essentials certification? Find out through our Meet the Team series.
Q: What is your role at ID Cyber?
A: Cyber Essentials Assessor
Q: When did you join ID Cyber?
A: August 2022
Q: Can you describe your role at ID Cyber?
A: No, because I’d have to kill you 🙂 … I’m a Cyber Essentials Assessor and I’m also a co-host of ID Cyber Sessions.
Q: How did you end up working in cyber security?
A: After experiencing WannaCry ransomware spreading across a whole organisation and looking into how it was able to spread like it did, I became hooked on security and how simple tweaks to your policies can stop malicious actors in their tracks.
Q: What advice do you have for anyone interested in working in cyber security?
A: Cyber security has many different areas so don’t be put off if you’re not technical. Security teams are made up of many skillsets. Something you have done in a past career will be transferable to cyber security.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: I like drumming (I play with several samba bands around Glasgow), spending time with my family, and going on walks with my dog.
Q: What’s your favourite dinosaur?
A: Doyouthinkhesaurus 😉
Q: Who’s your favourite superhero?
Q: Is there a book, blog, or podcast you’d like to recommend?
A: For great cyber security stories: Darknet Diaries
For interviews with the world’s most influential people, experts, and thinkers: Diary of a CEO with Steven Bartlett.
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