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Women in Cyber and Digital
Women in Cyber and Digital

Thu, 20 Jan



Women in Cyber and Digital

This webinar features Sarah Montague, George Lewis and the NWCRC's Grace Hulse.

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20 Jan 2022, 12:00 – 13:00


About the event

This Diversity and Inclusion webinar from the ICDIP will focus on the subject of Women in Cyber and Digital roles, their career journeys into these positions, and what some of the common misconceptions are from the public and Law Enforcement about women in cyber and digital work. The session will feature Sarah Montague, George Lewis and the NWCRC's Grace Hulse.

Speakers Sarah Montague- HMRC. Assistant Director in Cyber and Digital Forensics and ICDIP Spoc and exec committee member. Sarah has worked for the Civil Service for over 30 years, within the former HM Customs and Excise, and now within the merged HM Revenue and Customs. Her career has always been within Law Enforcement, starting as a uniformed Customs Officer at Heathrow airport to becoming a criminal investigator and a covert operative for many years. Sarah is currently working as an Assistant Director in HMRC, Fraud Investigation Service, Cyber and Digital Forensics. Sarah manages a national collection of teams and technology, with a focus on business development, strategic delivery, corporate business, recruitment and professionalism. George Lewis- Digital Online Investigator at Durham Constabulary, a senior member of ICDIP in interview job family and assessor/interview for the scheme.

George joined Durham Constabulary in 2002 and carried out her probation in Darlington uniform response. Whilst there she undertook her first investigation of Indecent Images of Children (IIOC) and decided to apply for CID (Criminal Investigations Department). George successfully joined CID in 2008 focusing on IIOC cases. In 2016 the Computer Crime Unit, now the Digital Investigation and Intelligence Unit, was created, and George joined the Paedophile On Line Investigation Team (POLIT) within this unit as a Digital Online Investigator. Although the POLIT unit is not for everyone due to the nature of the crimes, it is George’s favourite role to date. Grace Hulse is a Detective Inspector for Greater Manchester Police, serving her 19th year in policing. Grace has worked across a diverse range of roles in policing including: Local policing, Child Protection, Domestic Violence, Major investigations and Cyber and Economic crime. Now she is seconded to the North West Cyber Resilience Centre as the Head of Cyber and Innovation, supporting businesses to become more cyber resilient, reducing risk in businesses. The last 8 years of her career have been solely focused on digital and cyber. Grace is currently in the middle of completing the ISO certifications, as well as working hard to stay current in the digital world whilst juggling a family. Grace is also extremely passionate about the technology industry and promoting Mental Health awareness. Louise Shea is a dedicated and highly accomplished Lead Cyber & Intelligence Architect at Lockheed Martin delivering high-level operations and intelligence services to clients globally. Experience includes: provision of cyber intelligence security requirements including incident response, SOC services, Blue and Red teaming ops, mitigation and prevention strategy, including network intrusion, ransomware and insider threats. CIISec accredited Senior Cyber Strategist. Previously Louise was a highly accomplished Senior Investigator leading the Met Police Cyber Crime Unit working in partnership with public sector agencies, private industry & law enforcement across the UK, Europe and Overseas. Highly disciplined, focused & resilient, possessing strong abilities within Cyber Investigation, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Darkweb, Virtual Currency, Information Security Management, POCA, Fraud & related serious & organised crime, Reputational & Risk Management.

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