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Thinking about a cyber security career? Watch this video!

ICYMI, we recently held a free webinar to explore how you can combine a cyber security degree with your passion for another field or a world changing goal

Lucky for you, we recorded it! In this webinar recording, you’ll learn what cyber security specialists do in a day-to-day work environment, and what are the top skills needed to succeed in cyber security careers.

What’s so good about cyber security careers?

Maybe you’re already considering a career in cyber security; or perhaps you’re ‘cyber curious’, trying to understand what it’s all about and whether the career is a good fit for you.

Well, the first thing you need to know is that cyber security careers are expected to grow by 33% by 2030, far outpacing other careers.

Secondly, with a cyber security qualification under your belt, you can work just about anywhere. The career opportunities are diverse – you could work in healthcare, retail, agriculture, transport, media… Cyber security is in all industries and organisations.

In the video, you’ll hear from an expert in the use of AI to enable clinical decision making; a renowned researcher in threat intelligence, Blockchain and remote conditioning monitoring; and a cyber security and digital trust consultant.

Meet the speakers

Professor Karin Verspoor
Dean, RMIT School of Computing Technologies

In addition to her role as Dean of the School of Computing Technologies, Karin’s research primarily focuses on the use of AI methods to enable biological discovery and clinical decision support, through the extraction of information from clinical texts and biomedical literature, and machine learning-based modelling. 

Professor Iqbal Gondal
Associate Dean, Cloud, Systems & Security
RMIT School of Computing Technologies 

Iqbal is passionate about translational research in Cybersecurity, Malware analysis, threat intelligence, Blockchain, remote condition monitoring, mobile and sensor networks areas. In addition to his extensive academic and research achievements, Iqbal garnered industry experience in the areas of automotive electronics, manufacturing systems, logistic systems, online banking systems and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition).


Jessica Cruz
RMIT software engineering graduate

Jessica is a RMIT software engineering graduate, who realised she preferred ‘breaking things’ and is working for PriceWaterhouse Coopers as a Cyber Security and Digital Trust Consultant. Jessica also refers to herself as an ‘ethical hacker’, or ‘white hat’. She works with clients from a variety of industries, and on any given day can be found trying to hack into everything from internal systems to websites, mobile applications, cloud services, and critical infrastructure to help make systems more secure.

Meet the moderator

Kimberly Valenny

Kimberly Valenny
Front end developer at Deloitte Digital

In addition to a number of speaking engagements to her name, Kimberly has been moderating the Careers with STEM: STEM + X webinar series for the past year. She is a skilled speaker and has a talent for bringing the best out of panel members. Being a recent graduate, Kimberly is suited to moderate and speak at events targeting the high school audience.

Kimberly is passionate about turning ideas into realities. She is motivated by emerging technologies and how she can contribute to the future of user experience design and software development as a Front End Developer at Deloitte Digital. She is a member of the ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee and of the QUT IT Industry Advisory Group. While at uni, she was the 2021 President of Women in Technology, a student society that aims to unite, inspire and empower strong like-minded females studying all things tech.

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