The (Non)inclusivity of InfoSec - My Experience
12-09, 13:40–13:55 (Europe/London), Rookie track

It’s 2023 and we are still talking about equal opportunities and inclusion. For the best part of 12 months, I have been actively seeking my first Sales role in Cybersecurity with little success. The sector is frequently self proclaimed to be under-skilled with a talent gap in addition to it being an ever rapidly evolving industry. Despite having almost 8 years experience working in sales as an Estate Agent and a passion for InfoSec, a prejudice still exists in the industry against myself and those with no prior Cyber experience. I talk about my journey from self learning the fundamentals of Cyber at home in my own time (and expense), sitting numerous calls and interviews to recently attending the International Cyber Expo in London.