Pivoting in a Pandemic
Worried about being the newbie? Wonder if you’ve made the right decision? If you’re not even sure if you’re on the right path, this talk will help show how changing careers can be exciting, even if it’s challenging and unexpected. When Australia’s national border closed in early 2020 Cheryl had to rapidly re-evaluate her career choices. Having built her career in the travel industry she never envisaged it all coming to an end before her very eyes the way it did. Overwhelm, self-doubt and a sea of cybersecurity acronyms didn’t hold her back.
Cheryl will show you how she pivoted from the travel industry to cyber security in a short time, navigating study, building her network and kicking off a new career all during a pandemic and six lock downs. Anything is possible and Cheryl’s talk will show you how she landed a new career when the planes were grounded.
Cheryl is the Cyber Security Education and Influence Lead at Healthscope. She previously headed up the Product and Customer Service team at Australia’s largest Inbound travel company, before changing careers into the cyber security industry during the COVID pandemic. Being able to use many of her transferable skills, she now enjoys building a cyber culture and educating people on how to be cyber safe.