After graduating with a BSc (hons) Software Technology from Napier University in 2001, I set off travelling and spent 6months delivering bespoke websites and software on a working holiday visa in Australia. Upon my return, my husband and I contracted in IT work creating software and web solutions for SMEs. Seeing our customer relationship management software (CRM) splash screen on 20+ employees desktop was a particular highlight! I joined my current organisation in 2008 and started in 3rd line technical support before moving to a Cyber Security role in 2012.

Since then I’ve worked in a number of different teams; vulnerability management, strategic operational support, threat detection development and delivery, before ending up in my current role of Data Specialist, Advanced Cyber Analytics team where we have developed a big data platform that we use to gather intelligence and insights from our network telemetry data.