Cyber Security Consultant
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group
I work with clients across various sectors to increase their cyber awareness skills and improve their overall business security. My primary focus within this, is finding ways to do so that are novel and innovative, making the experience enjoyable – which also translates into my support of cyber outreach projects.
The skills I use most in my job...
The most interesting thing I've worked on in my career so far...
The most interesting thing I have worked on so far would be a Cyber Awareness, Behaviour and Culture project. I get to help develop novel methods of teaching cyber to the general populace, with methods such as gameshows, escape rooms and Capture the Flags used thus far.
What inspired me into digital and tech...
My experience was quite unusual, in that I hated computing and technology, adamant that I would never interact with it more than I needed to. Until a school trip where I was introduced to forensic computing. I loved it and chose to look into cyber as a career.
My educational background is...
I attended the University of the West of England studying for a bachelor’s in Forensic Computing and Security. Alongside this, I completed a few summer placements and projects within industry to further my education and experience prior to graduation and employment.
What advice I'd give to girls thinking about a career in digital and tech...
Passion is the most important thing to have, all other skills can be learnt and developed over time. Don’t let anybody or anything put you off or tell you what you can and cannot do! Only you know your own capabilities.