Samantha has 20 years of experience in cyber security, and during this time has held a plethora of roles, one of her favourite titles being Global Threat Response Manager, which definitely sounds more glamorous than it was in reality. She has defined strategy for multiple security products and technologies, helped hundreds of organisations of all shapes, sizes, and geographies recover and learn from cyberattacks, and trained anyone who’ll listen on security concepts and solutions.
Sam’s life in IT started much earlier, at age 6, when she had twice as many computers than her school (a ZX Spectrum 48K and a BBC Master), and was conned into QAing educational games on 5¼ inch floppy disks for her mother’s employer.
In her current regeneration, she’s thoroughly enjoying being a part of the team at Exabeam, where she has responsibility for EMEA, plus anything that has “cloud” in the name. Sam’s a go-to person for data compliance related questions, and has to regularly remind people that she isn’t a lawyer, although if she had a time machine she probably would be.
She authors articles for various security publications, and is a regular speaker and volunteer at industry events, including BSides, IPExpo, CyberSecurityX, The Diana Initiative, and Blue Team Village (DEFCON).