Harvesting Opportunity: Journey from the Farm to Cyber
How do you get into Cyber when you are the opposite of the stereotype?
This presentation is to tell the roundabout journey of being a First Nations woman who didn't finish high school, grows up working different jobs fruit picking to a delivery driver whilst living on a farm to taking a chance at an IT traineeship, which currently leads to a having a fulfilling career in Cybersecurity/Technology.
How embracing taking a chance and having a growth mindset can lead to a thriving career.
Lynore is a seasoned Cybersecurity professional with extensive experience in working across various industries, delivering key projects that enhance security and mitigate risks. With 8 years of experience, Lynore possesses a diverse set of skills that enable her to adapt to any industry and its unique security challenges.
As the first Indigenous ICT Traineeship graduate in South Australia, Lynore is a passionate advocate for women, especially other First Nations women, to explore a career in information technology.
Lynore regularly speaks at industry events and mentors aspiring female cybersecurity professionals, sharing her knowledge and experience to help them achieve their goals. She also works to create inclusive environments in their workplaces and communities, fostering a sense of belonging and support for women in the field.
She believes that diversity in cybersecurity is essential to driving innovation and staying ahead of evolving threats. Her passion and dedication to encouraging more women to pursue careers in cybersecurity makes her a valuable role model and leader in the industry.