Interview with Sarah Harvie: the transition from physical security to cyber
In their series #talkaboutitTuesdays, Quick Click Security have created a range of video interviews with security professionals to learn more about their careers and to share their advice and experience with others on the same path.
Introducing Sarah Harvie
Houdah Al-Hakim, CEO of Quick Click Security introduces Sarah Harvie
Following our recent posts and articles on transitioning from a physical security career into cyber we thought who better to give us some guidance on the hows and whys than someone who has already done it! Sarah has had an exceptional career to date working her way up from a receptionist to Head of Information Security at a global organisation. She talks to us about how she did this and the main things you need to know about or consider when looking to explore a move across. Sarah talks us through each move and how she managed to get her foot in the door even when she didn’t always have exactly the right experience. In the words of Sarah herself, “the principles are the same – you go from physical security and your focus is to identify your assets, identify your threats and identify your risks – everything else follows from there. It’s exactly the same in information security but the asset you are protecting is digital instead of something that’s standing in front of you.”