The Most Inspirational Women in Cyber UK 2020

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

Winners of the 2020 Most Inspirational Women in Cyber UK, hosted by IT Security Guru, and sponsored by BT Security, Kaspersky, BAE Systems AI, KnowBe4 gold and ISC(2), were announced this month, with NEBRC Board Member Elizabeth Murray receiving an award.

A military veteran, Murray became HSBC cyber lead after a successful 20-year career. While in the military, Murray became the first female tactical air traffic controller, an air defence missile gunnery instructor and held the role of military project manager in a high-tech simulation training facility. It was this last role where she says the skills, she now employs in cyber in the banking world were honed.

The judging panel, selected due to their own part in championing the role of women in cybersecurity and helping to increase diversity in the recruitment process and beyond, were asked to make nominations, with nominations also accepted via the IT Security Guru website, including self-nomination.

Mandy Haeburn-Little, Judge and CEO BRIM commented:

“As one of the judges to this prestigious event, I was in the privileged position of being able to nominate some individuals who, from our own perspective within the Cyber Resilience Centre network, have been outstanding women in cyber. “It was a huge pleasure to nominate Liz Murray, and to hear that she has been successful in the award is testament to the outstanding work which she has produced around cyber as culture, cyber and well-being issues, and a considered and meticulous approach to considering the needs of individuals in an increasingly technical world. Liz is an excellent winner of this award.”

Congratulations to Elizabeth and all of the award winners: an inspirational set of role models operating in the cyber security industry today.

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