UWIC Day 1, Session 2

  • May 27, 2022

Career Transitioning Cyber Or Not: Taking the Step is Half the Battle

Every industry is touched by cyber with cyber being the fabric of our lives. Yet not every role is security or technology related. career can build upon talent, street smarts, and a thirst for knowledge to achieve more. This session will discuss transitioning into a new career either within a new firm, existing firm, or as an entrepreneur starting a new venture. It will cover new skill sets, leveraging existing skill sets, imposter syndrome, relying on connections and networks, following intuition, and putting in the true grit and determination to make it work. Whether you’re just beginning your career, in the middle of it, or starting a whole new set of chapters that build on a lifetime of experience, these insights will provide much needed, soul-affirming confirmations that will help you take the next step in your future work.


Nazia Sharif, COO, Next5

Tonya Ugoretz, Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division, Cyber Policy, Intelligence & Engagement Branch, FBI

Jeanette Manfra, Global Director and Compliance, Google

Alicia Lynch, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Cognizant

Amber Simco, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, The National Institutes of Health