Exciting, meaningful, and full of challenges. Caitlin sought a career that would deliver all this, and she found it in Cyber Risk. In her short time here, she’s already stepped in to help on a serious cyber attack.

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One Friday afternoon we got news that a client had been hacked. We assembled a team and flew out to start our investigation within a matter of hours.

We had to work out how the attack had happened, what information had been lost, and what else might be at risk. I was in constant communication with the client, gaining exposure to senior executives including the CEO.

My role was to translate our technical findings in a way that was clear for our client – what had we found, what did it mean for them, what did they need to do. Once the immediate threat was dealt with, we looked at how the hack could have been prevented and what action our client needed to take to protect themselves in the future.

If we hadn’t responded so quickly, our client’s business would have been severely impacted. Being part of something so significant so early on in my career was a fantastic experience.

Since joining in September 2016, I’ve found Cyber a great place to work. You never know what might happen from one minute to the next, so the variety and different challenges keep things interesting. I’ve had the opportunity to deliver a number of interesting projects - from responding to a severe cyber incident at a client to helping another protect their most valued assets and data.

Today’s world is more complex, disruptive, technology-based and interconnected than ever before. Which means companies are more exposed to failure and exploitation, to theft, fraud and abuse. It’s our job to help clients limit this exposure. We help them make intelligent decisions about their infrastructure, technology, processes and people, working on challenging projects to help mitigate the risks they are exposed to. Keeping our clients safe, secure and one step ahead.

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