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.
Meet Sasha, an ethical hacker for Deloitte Singapore’s Detect & Respond cyber team. In her role, she does penetration testing, performing authorised cyberattacks on clients’ organisations to find and exploit vulnerabilities. Essentially, she hacks into a client organisation (with permission from the client) before a cyberattacker can, empowering the client to strengthen their security posture and keep their sensitive information protected. What she loves most about her job is that every day is different, fun, interesting. She meets different people and works on a variety of projects that expose her to new experiences every day; and that keeps it interesting.
Sasha studied Information Technology at university and was initially attracted to the field because of how broad it is, with many opportunities to do different things. After joining Deloitte Cyber, she found the same to be true of cyber that she did of IT – the opportunities to do different things, especially things that truly make a positive impact on society through cyber, are endless.
Sasha’s advice for those considering a career in cyber:
“In the current world where the pandemic is so rampant, cyber is increasingly important; especially cybersecurity because a lot of business, small businesses, big businesses are all moving online and relying on cyber. So there are so many opportunities for anyone to make a difference.”
We need more like Sasha. We need more like you.