We are the women in cyber. The few protecting the many. The underrepresented, who over influence. The half of the world, who see the problems differently, who solve them uniquely. We are the women in cyber safeguarding society. Protecting us all. We need more like us. We need more like you.
Funmilola Odumuboni is a seasoned professional with deep experience performing Cyber Security and IT risk related services for several organisations in several industries including Financial Services, Energy, Manufacturing, Telecommunication and Technology. She has vast experience undertaking security assessments for information technology components, supporting organisations in deploying initiatives to secure their crown jewel technology assets, presenting recommendations to management, developing security policies and procedures, and implementing strategies to help organisations detect and respond effectively to cyber incidents.
“I have always had a keen interest in technology and application development. I got to know about ethical hacking when I started working and became interested in understanding it at a deeper level to enable me to design applications that can withstand attacks from hackers. I started by undergoing training and obtaining the CEH certificate. Since then I have never looked back. I see cybersecurity professionals as the Good guys defending organisations and the populace from the bad guys (hackers) a lot like the superheroes in the movies.”
Funmilola studied Systems Engineering in college which exposed her to several areas of technology including Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The course gave her the necessary exposure to excel in her chosen profession. As a Systems Engineer, she was trained to solve problems, which is very similar to her daily experience where she needs to advise clients that would help them solve their cybersecurity issues.
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We need more like her. We need more like you.