DXCs Allison Hefti shares her non-traditional path into cyber

DXC's Allison Hefti shares her non-traditional path into cyber

 October 20, 2022

DXC Technology is an IT services company using the power of technology to build better futures for its customers, colleagues, environment and communities.

DXC Technology's global network of security operations centers provides 24x7 management, monitoring and incident response for the world's largest companies. The company has over 3,000 security professionals providing advisory services, managed services and third-party technologies as an end-to-end solution.

DXC Technology Australia & New Zealand Senior Information System Security Manager, Allison Hefti, discusses her non-traditional path to cyber as part of Cyber Awareness Month's theme, Get yourself into cyber, and shares more about her role within DXC Technology's security team.

Matching cybersecurity demand with employee talent

As a Manager in DXC Technology's security leadership team, a prime aspect of Allison's role is matching evolving cybersecurity demand with the right talents within the security organization, to deliver quality outcomes to the company's clients.

"A key enabler to this is a continual focus on our people, and ensuring they are equipped with the right education, skills, professional certifications and support to be successful in, and enjoy being assigned, engagements," says Allison.

DXC Technology achieves this through three key areas that it focuses on.

"Firstly, we place a great emphasis on employee coaching for more experienced and seasoned members of the team," Allison comments.

"Secondly, we have established learning and development pathways for differing roles within our various service offerings. Thirdly, we focus on individual development plans for our people, aligned to their cybersecurity career aspirations," adds Allison.

A non-traditional path to cyber

Allison joined DXC Technology's security team after many years of working in other parts of the organization. With transferable skills, despite not being a cyber subject-matter expert, Allison has found her niche in a team and hasn't looked back.

"I will not hesitate in recommending that you get yourself into cyber, it has certainly been a good career move for me," Allison concludes.

Forge a successful career in cyber with DXC Technology

DXC Technology looks for motivated people to work in its security team, regardless of background, skills or experience.

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