Name: Suzanne Charlotte Vos
Company: Fairlight Ventures
Title: Cyber and Emerging Tech Ventures advisor
Why do you enjoy working in the cyber security field?
As an innovator at heart, I have always been drawn to the challenge of working on the forefront of new technologies and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Cybersecurity has been an incredibly fertile ground for cutting-edge innovation, with the potential to make a real difference in the world. But beyond the technology itself, what really excites me about this field is the human element. Cybersecurity is a collaborative effort, with people from all walks of life coming together to solve complex challenges and protect against real-world threats. It is inspiring to work with so many great minds and diverse perspectives, all working towards a common goal.
What are your words of advice to encourage other women to work in the space?
The industry needs more women to bring diverse perspectives, fresh ideas, and new approaches to the table. Don’t be discouraged by the stereotypes that suggest the field is male-dominated or that technical skills are the only requirements. Cyber security is a multidisciplinary field that needs a variety of skills, from communication and leadership to analytical and problem-solving abilities. Embrace your strengths, seek out mentors, and always be willing to learn and adapt. Together, we can make a positive impact in cyber security and build a safer digital world for all. So, to other women who may be considering a career in cyber security, my advice is to go for it.