The UK Cyber Security Council is launching a brand-new webinar series. The Role Model series will showcase the wide breadth of roles and pathways into cyber security, by hosting real people in the industry who will share their personal journeys and top tips from the cyber sector.
We will be holding our first live Role Model webinar on Wednesday 14th September, from 11am – 11:30am. In this first webinar, we will hear from Tamzin Greenfield, a second-year cyber security apprentice & junior SOC analyst, and James Jackson, an experienced cyber security leader with a background in infrastructure, software engineering, and ethical hacking.
If you want to learn more about routes into the industry and the variety of roles available, this is the perfect webinar series for you. The webinar will take place as a virtual Q&A, and attendees are encouraged to put forward questions about our guests’ work and the paths they took to get there.
I am currently in my second year of a higher apprenticeship delivered by the University of Gloucestershire, and my employer Cyber Security Associates. The apprenticeship is a Level 6 Cyber Security degree, and it has been a great opportunity for me to be involved in the wider tech community whilst pursuing both education and full-time employment. I’m also honoured to be a part of the core Security BSides Cheltenham team, promoting and delivering information security conferences in the name of the community.
As a woman in STEM, I feel it is part of my duty to help encourage and inspire confidence in the next generation of tech users - from experts to every-day users. Throughout my apprenticeship, I’ve been honoured to speak at multiple events regarding diversity and entry pathways, hosted by groups such as Women in Cyber Security, CyNam, the UK Cyber Security Council, Ladies of Cheltenham Hacking Society, and the NCSC. It has been my pleasure to mentor students and see the distinctly bold cohort that lead the future of STEM, both through STEM Ambassadors and the CyberFirst E-Mentoring scheme. Currently, I'm proud to be promoting the Digital Security by Design (UKRI/DCMS backed) challenge as the one of the many faces in the future of programming, as well as representing the Digital Route with the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
I am an experienced cyber security leader with a background in infrastructure, software engineering, and ethical hacking. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington back in 2014, but have been very hands-on with technology since from a young age, and after graduation naturally gravitated towards roles in IT. Over the next few years, I self-taught myself many different technical skills and ultimately decided to move to the UK to properly throw myself into career in cyber security.
As one of the senior team members within S-RM’s cyber security team, my role can vary from day to day. Primarily, I support the incident response side of our business, which means helping our clients navigate major cyber security incidents in a way that minimises the commercial impact they suffer. However, I can also get involved in long running security or technology transformation projects, lead external training sessions, and even take on the occasional software engineering project.
Supporting clients is only one half of the picture. Our team makes heavy use of novel in-house technologies to help deliver our services, generate efficiencies, and ensure our work product meets our quality assurance targets. Within our internal engineering function, I am responsible for designing and prototyping new products and collaborating with our DevOps team to setup sustainable software development lifecycles for each project. Any spare time I have away from incidents or advisory work, I spend writing code or testing new features for these internal projects.
Outside of work, my hobbies include reading, writing, photography and (more recently) boxing.
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