Women in CybersecurityPROFILE - SUSANNE SOTHMANN
What do you like most about being in the cybersecurity industry?
At this point in time, it is no longer possible to imagine our society without cyber security and I am thrilled by the relevance this topic has gained in recent years. There is a constant stream of new developments, which is why I think the topic is so exciting. There is always more to learn when it comes to cyber security.
What do you like the least?
The growing significance of IT is both a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I’m shocked by all the damage that can be done in the cyber domain, especially if people are grossly negligent with security. I also notice that our world is becoming more and more criminal, which is a scary thing.
How did you get into the cybersecurity industry?
I have been working in IT for more than 20 years and have thus moved into the security sector. In the past I have worked for many consumer brands and I am now very happy that so many interesting topics in the security area are now becoming more popular.
What are your hopes for women in cybersecurity?
I hope that more and more women will take up the subject and not shy away from technology – because this is often the biggest hurdle. The topic is sometimes easier to understand than one might think and it deals with a variety of exciting aspects that will continue to accompany us in the years to come.