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 Erica. Erica is a Senior Manager in the Deloitte US Cyber practice at Deloitte US who leads a team of cyber professionals who contribute to strengthening national security against cyber adversaries. The kinds of problems Erica works to solve are always changing, but the thing that remains the same is her goal: to put systems in place to protect our nation’s security. While she didn’t consider herself a technical person before she got placed on her first cyber project, she learned the skills needed to be good at her job – and now leads a team of over 100 cyber professionals doing really meaningful and impactful work.
“I feel as a woman working in cyber that I have a ton to offer. I feel empowered because I know that women bring such a different perspective to the most complicated cyber challenges and that makes me excited to go to work every day.”
Erica’s advice to anyone considering a career in cyber is that not all cyber roles are deeply technical. A variety of skills is needed to address the constantly evolving cyber challenges and take advantage of future cyber opportunities, as well. Authenticity, creativity and a great attitude go a long way.
About her work:
Erica has more than ten years’ experience leading delivery of a broad portfolio of cyber capabilities to the Federal Government, including: Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) policy and technology, Risk Management and Analytics, Cyber Reconnaissance, and Enterprise Intelligent Configuration Management as a Service. She has earned Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G) certifications.
We need more like Erica. We need more like you.