Episode 63: Cybersecurity Girl


The demand for cybersecurity professionals is strong. Job vacancies in the industry grew from one million in 2013 to 3.5 million in 2021.

And because of this shortfall in talent, companies are struggling to keep up with the latest in modern threat awareness, including phishing, social engineering, Business Email Compromise (BEC), and financial fraud.

Many corporate security and compliance teams feel that their company’s apps, data, devices, infrastructure, and people are vulnerable.

While the number of job vacancies remained steady at 3.5 million in 2023, one thing is very evident. Companies are struggling to find qualified cybersecurity professionals.

In this episode of Privacy Files, we speak with one of the largest cybersecurity influencers in the world.

Caitlin, also known as “Cybersecurity Girl”, spends most of her time educating the public about data protection and promoting careers in cybersecurity. She is also a leading advocate for getting more women interested in STEM subjects and ultimately on the cybersecurity career path.

We kick off the episode by looking at Caitlin’s career and how she got started in cybersecurity.

Caitlin got her start at EY and quickly learned the ropes of cybersecurity as she consulted with a wide range of businesses looking to better protect their people, systems and data.

Later Caitlin moved to the UK and worked on GDPR and privacy impact infrastructures.

Caitlin also discusses how she assisted investment firms during mergers and acquisitions, helping them pinpoint transactional risks related to cybersecurity and data privacy.

Before becoming a full-time influencer, Caitlin worked at a major law firm where she helped develop a cybersecurity and data privacy consultancy wing.

We also get into how Caitlin stays private as a public figure and she offers some tips for protecting personal data.

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