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 Natalie, a Director of Client Experience working in Deloitte Canada’s Cyber Center. Her job is to help Deloitte’s clients improve their security posture. Clients rely on us to help them mitigate cyber risk, so we need to be on top of it constantly – which is no small feat. One of the things that Natalie loves about her role is that it’s unpredictable – as soon as you think you’ve got it all figured out it all changes, so you never stop learning. Things literally change from minute to minute. That also means that the potential for growth is limitless.
Passionate about problem solving, Natalie approaches her job like a puzzle where every single piece is exactly the same shape and exactly the same color, “but there’s something in there that you’ve got to find and you have to figure out how to put it together.” While the concept of cyber is broad and sometimes very technical, Natalie says the human impact of cyber is pretty tangible: “cybersecurity allows us to move around more freely and use all the devices we want and live our lives.”
Her advice: “It isn’t about what you don’t know, it’s just you haven’t learned it yet.”
About her work:
"As Director, Client Experience for Deloitte Canada’s cyber practice, Natalie makes sure that our business as a whole is growing and growing in the right way and that we are offering our clients the solutions and services that they actually need to stay cyber secure.
Working in Canada’s Cyber Center, Natalie and team assess a company’s overall environment and get a really good feel for how they work and what security they have in place and then look for holes. Once the holes are found, the team works to plug those holes, systems are strengthened and put in place to detect and monitor for the future."