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 Edna, the Asia Pacific Cyber Strategy leader and Executive Director in Deloitte Singapore’s Risk Consulting Services. A self-proclaimed internet policewoman, she not only helps make the internet more secure, but also empowers her clients by educating them about cybersecurity. Edna started her career in IT, after having earned a degree in Computer Science. After a few years, she found her passion for cyber through penetration testing. She and her team perform authorized simulated cyberattacks on their clients’ organizations in an attempt to find and exploit vulnerabilities before adversaries do.
She says the highlight of her career thus far was early on in her career working for a banking client and successfully penetrating the bank’s mainframe which stored bank balances and other private information. It’s this very important work that empowers clients to understand their organizations’ vulnerabilities and proactively address them so they can protect their customers.
Edna says that the advancements in technology that are being made and society’s increasing reliance on that technology makes cybersecurity something that is hard to ignore. Which makes cyber such an interesting area to work – “it’s definitely very exciting because it’s constantly evolving.
About her work:
Edna is a Director with the Risk Consulting Services practice of Deloitte Singapore. She has more than 11 years of experience in the IT advisory field. Her core competencies are in the areas of SAP GRC, IT Security, Risk Management, Standards Compliance and IT Audit (operational processes and controls). Edna has implemented secure gateway solutions and provided security advisory for various industries in Southeast Asia.