A courageous move to Singapore to take on the role as Head of Security Risk for an international banking group opened up an unexpected cyber journey for Kate Healy.

Since taking that leap of faith at the age of 29, the UOW computer science graduate has held senior roles across some of the largest organisations in Australia and continued to help organisations better manage their cyber risk.

As Telstra’s Principal Cyber Security Strategist, Telstra Enterprise, she now works with the chief information security officers of Australia’s largest organisations, understanding their cyber strategies and advising on industry trends and innovations.

She is also a cyber evangelist, regularly presenting at industry events both within Australia and Internationally.

Healy recently returned to UOW to provide the keynote address for the annual School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) Trade Show, sharing insights into her career and cyber security with today’s students.

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