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 Shay. Shay is a Senior Manager and privacy advisor in Deloitte Cyber’s privacy practice in the Netherlands. She works with the world’s largest corporations, governments, as well as smaller organizations and start-ups across industries to make the most of their data while adhering to complex regulatory arrangements. Her work is not about saying, “No, you can’t do it”, but rather, finding ways to empower clients to seek opportunities to use their data in beneficial ways - while keeping it secure. And she points out that critical to keeping data safe is remembering that behind that data are real people who are benefitting from the work that she does, whether it’s to pay their people at the end of the month, or to target new customers through marketing initiatives and grow their business.
After earning her master’s degree in law, Shay went on to work on the digital agenda for Europe, and thus grew her passion for data privacy. She joined Deloitte as part of the cyber team, and although she doesn’t consider herself a technical practitioner, she works closely with those who are.
About her work:
“I’m definitely aware of the fact that the work that I’m doing impacts people in the real world. And I hope it impacts them in a positive way because what we try to do is keep your data safe, but also create solutions that they can benefit from. I think you always have to keep in mind that it is about real people. You work with real people and you also try to find solutions that affect real people.”