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5/19/2020
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7 Security Pros: What My Nontraditional Background Brings to the Job

Job experience and degrees outside of the cybersecurity or IT world can provide invaluable diversity of thinking and problem-solving.
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Annabel Jamieson Edwards
Current position: Manager at Accenture Security
Background: Theology and religious studies undergrad
'There seems to be a myth that to work in the cybersecurity industry you must come from a STEM background. I'm a cyber defense manager with a degree in theology and religious studies. Complex problems require diversity of thought for creating solutions. I've been able to leverage my academic knowledge of geopolitics and cultural behaviors to provide insight on cyberattack attribution.
'Our technical malware engineers and incident responders are responsible for determining what happened and how an attack was carried out, but they need contributions from people like myself to understand why an organization may have been targeted.'
Image Source: Annabel Jamieson Edwards

Annabel Jamieson Edwards

Current position: Manager at Accenture Security

Background: Theology and religious studies undergrad

"There seems to be a myth that to work in the cybersecurity industry you must come from a STEM background. I'm a cyber defense manager with a degree in theology and religious studies. Complex problems require diversity of thought for creating solutions. I've been able to leverage my academic knowledge of geopolitics and cultural behaviors to provide insight on cyberattack attribution.

"Our technical malware engineers and incident responders are responsible for determining what happened and how an attack was carried out, but they need contributions from people like myself to understand why an organization may have been targeted."

Image Source: Annabel Jamieson Edwards

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12/16/2020 | 10:21:11 PM
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security expert will have from diverse background experience was most precious fortune.
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