When one talks about infosec or cyber security as a career or profession, people immediately think of hackers in hoodies. Indeed, there are career paths for ethical hackers as pen testers and red teamers, but there are still a lot of unexplored options for people who want to break into the field. This presentation will clarify the misconceptions about infosec career paths, and will cover how certain skill sets from other non-infosec areas can lead to a non-traditional path to an infosec career.
Gyle has a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary background. She is passionate about contributing to the cyber security industry and wants to empower everyone in understanding how their actions can create a safer cyber world. Her day job at Cyber Research NZ includes using both blue team and red team-related technologies and techniques to help protect and defend her clients. She is based in Melbourne, Australia where the best coffee is available from the different cafes. She was part of the first cohort of the Project Friedman – a joint initiative of Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) and Women Speak Cyber to encourage more women to speak in cyber security conferences. In her spare time, she mentors other people who are new to the field, presents in different cyber security events and volunteers with different organizations.
Level 0, Blue Team Village