Meet An Information Security Expert

Meet An Information Security Expert

Tell us about your role.

My team ensures the right level of security controls are applied across our technology infrastructure to meet business goals while mitigating risks. We are responsible for translating security risks and controls into real value and impact so the firm can make the best risk-based decisions. We run several projects simultaneously, so no two days are the same. These projects could range from network security and segmentation, identity and access management, mobility and remote access, security monitoring and incident response, and development of security tools and automation. Our projects require us to collaborate with our Network and Systems Engineering, Business Analysis, Software Development, and Support teams. We are constantly prioritizing and shifting resources to ensure that we are working on the most impactful work, so if a large security incident or vulnerability comes up, we go into incident response and mitigation mode.

What do you like most about SIG technology?

Technology is recognized as a critical aspect of SIG’s business. Your ideas and contributions can make a big impact on the firm. You get to work with cutting-edge enterprise technologies, including both custom internally-developed tools and vendor solutions.

What is unique about your current role?

I lead a team responsible for engineering solutions that keep SIG’s information secure. The wide variety of knowledge and expertise required to do this job is amazing. My team needs to be knowledgeable in networking, systems, security, and application development, as well as understand SIG’s business goals and the legal and compliance risks that come with them.

We talk a lot about teamwork and collaboration at SIG. Where do you see this demonstrated in your current role?

At SIG, I have had mentors, leads, and managers that were invested in my personal development. They went above and beyond to help me grow and have helped me develop a successful career.

What do you like best about working here?

The people. The Information Security team and the entire technology department are filled with very talented and smart individuals. There is an overall focus on collaboration, which allows us to challenge and encourage each other every day.

What inspired you to choose this career path?

I was fascinated by how technology can be broken into or hacked to do things that its creator did not intend.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I love traveling. I have visited about 150 cities and 22 countries across 6 continents. The only continent I haven’t been to is Antarctica.