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  • Gyle dela Cruz

    Gyle dela Cruz

    Gyle has a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary background. She is passionate about contributing to the cyber security industry and wants to empower everyone in understanding how their actions can create a safer cyber world. Her day job at Cyber Research NZ includes using both blue team and red team-related technologies and techniques to help protect and defend her clients. She is based in Melbourne, Australia where the best coffee is available from the different cafes. She was part of the first cohort of the Project Friedman – a joint initiative of Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) and Women Speak Cyber to encourage more women to speak in cyber security conferences. In her spare time, she mentors other people who are new to the field, presents in different cyber security events and volunteers with different organisations.


It was the worst of times; it was the best of times... The pandemic and the unprecedented sudden lockdowns provided the real test of the business continuity plans (or the lack of it) for many organisations. For someone who worked as a security analyst in a MSSP (Managed Security Services Provider), the early days of the lockdowns was a series of ups and downs. Listen to the stories from the SOC trenches during the time of COVID and pick up some valuable lessons that will be useful even after the lockdowns have been lifted.