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Tech Lead Journal

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Great technical leadership requires more than just great coding skills. It requires a variety of other skills that are not well-defined, and they are not something that we can fully learn in any school or book. Hear from experienced technical leaders sharing their journey and philosophy for building… read more


#4 - Women in Cybersecurity - Neha Malhotra

"With the kind of security breaches and attacks that we are witnessing in this era, it becomes of prior importance that we prioritize security at the top."

In this episode, I am joined by Neha Malhotra who has recently been awarded one of the Top 20 Women in Cybersecurity in Singapore 2020. Neha is deeply passionate about cybersecurity and has an extensive experience in driving initiatives across multiple cybersecurity domains. She is also very active in the cybersecurity community groups and kindly volunteers her time to promote cybersecurity awareness to more people and also to champion for women in cybersecurity and technology.

Listen out for:

  • How Neha won the Top 20 Women in Cybersecurity in Singapore 2020 - [00:03:03]
  • Some important security practices for one and all in the current digital world - [00:07:23]
  • Why Neha is interested in cybersecurity - [00:10:45]
  • How one can transition into cybersecurity - [00:15:16]
  • Why Neha is active in doing community contribution and volunteering - [00:21:01]
  • Neha’s message for women in technology - [00:23:08]
  • Discussion on security trade-off, social media, and fake news - [00:31:27]
  • Neha’s 3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:37:21]


Neha Malhotra’s Bio
Neha Malhotra is a passionate information & cyber security enthusiast, and she has recently been recognized as one of the Top 20 Women in Cybersecurity in Singapore.

She works as a Cybersecurity Program Manager and volunteers to serve as a Communications Director on the Exco board of (ISC)²Singapore chapter, & is actively involved with the Singapore community across initiatives driven by Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore, (ISC)², WoSec Singapore, AISP (Association of Information Security Professionals), Division Zero, Cyber Risk Meetups, Google Developers Space. She was on the Judges Panel for The CyberSecurity Awards (TCA) 2019.

Neha holds CISSP, CISM, PMP certifications and is currently researching on cloud, container security, blockchain security and IoT security.

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