As a manager in Cyber Security at EY Australia, Clara Luya's role focusses on cyber governance, cyber transformation, cyber threat management, threat intelligence and digital disruption.
“The work can certainly be very hands-on at times. I’ve managed a team designing and proposing security operating models, identified a security transformation program and I’ve worked in data breach and data leakage investigations alongside our Forensic Investigation team,” says Clara.
Cybersecurity may be seen as a male dominated industry because presently there are fewer women in the space. But Clara believes that women shouldn't be discouraged and that there are increasingly more professional opportunities available. "Women should not be afraid to challenge conscious and unconscious bias if they encounter it in their workplace. Self-respect is important and reinforcing inclusive behaviours is key," she says.
Flexibility can sometimes be key for women as they forge a career while raising a family. "EY as an organisation is particularly supportive of its female employees during the process of starting a family, or returning back to the workforce. After speaking with colleagues who work flexibly at EY, I can clearly see how flexible working arrangements have made a significant difference to both their professional and personal life.
"I'm fortunate to work in a team of talented, amazing people in a safe, supportive and professional working environment. My career is progressing every day. I'm proud of what I do and I look forward to going to work every day," exclaims Clara.
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