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Lucy Kenyon
Information Security Analyst
On the Beach
WHAT DO YOU DO?

In my role on the Security team, I work on mitigating risks to protect the security environment and protecting the network from exploitation and attacks. I am also involved in working on tidying up areas of our external digital footprint and documenting our security strategy, software implementation and security compliance.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Risk management
  • Analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Report writing
  • Communication and teamwork
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

The most interesting part of my career was while at GMP. Working as an investigator was incredibly fast-paced and time-pressured, but very rewarding. Solidifying evidence against a guilty suspect was a great feeling! - (I haven’t been at On the Beach long enough yet to use this as an example!)

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

I studied Physics with Astrophysics at University, graduating with an MPhys and BSc. I then joined PwC, spending two years working in eDiscovery and Forensic Computing. In 2018, I joined GMP as a Digital Forensic Investigator. Finally, earlier this year (2021) I joined On the Beach as a Security Analyst.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

Taking programming modules during my University course initially got me interested in this field. I wasn't sure where to go after graduating but knew I wanted to work in tech, so joined a graduate programme and networked with people from all over the tech lines of service.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

Don't be disheartened if you feel as though you are not heavily technical - you can still pursue a career in Digital/Tech as there are so many paths to take. All subjects/experiences help you to develop a skillset, and these skills will be transferable to so many career paths!


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