Mollie Chard

I am a passionate Cyber Security Manager with 9 years’ experience in the industry. I help organisations develop their cyber security maturity.

I try to help organisations and individuals understand cybersecurity, portraying it in a way that is easier to understand. Outside of my day-to-day job, I am also a Board Member for Women in Cybersecurity UK (WiCyS UK), a non-profit charity that aims to attract, educate and promote women in cybersecurity. I am a writer and a speaker, having published several blogs/articles about the cybersecurity industry and diversity, as well as being a guest speaker at schools and various events.

My cybersecurity career has been extremely comprehensive. I have worked in various cybersecurity roles spanning different areas of the industry such as: cyber incident management, protective monitoring, strategy, governance, risk management, compliance, vulnerability assessment, training and awareness and more. Within these roles, I have acted as a mentor to other women, helping them secure roles in tech/cyber (even if they had no background in it). I am also a key member of Capgemini’s Active Inclusion Group, where I drive various cyber and diversity initiatives.

I am fiercely passionate about the industry and about diversity and inclusion – I aim to demystify the cybersecurity industry, and I drive initiatives that promote and encourage women. I actively challenge the status quo and attempt to tackle the industry’s image problems.