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Victoria Granova

Senior Information Security Consultant, Big 5 Bank, and President, (ISC)2 Toronto Chapter

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Don't be afraid to voice your opinion and make your value known.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Incident response in my "day" job, and in my free time creating professional education opportunities, encouraging increased diversity in the field, and connecting the numerous and diverse information security groups across the Greater Toronto Area in order to advance the industry together.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

While working in accounting and creating cybersecurity initiatives in the organization part-time, I realized I wanted to protect organizations and homes from cybercrime full-time.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

Becoming President of the (ISC)2 Toronto Chapter at age 26

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

Cybersecurity is such a fascinating field - there's always something new to look forward to (and protect against)!

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Don't be afraid to voice your opinion and make your value known.

INSPO / FUN FACT

“Done is better than perfect.” - Sheryl Sandberg