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CyberMētis Speaker Series: Shai Dhaliwal

March 19, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Room 210, South Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720

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Join us on Tuesday, March 19 for the second seminar of the Spring 2024 CyberMētis Speaker Series featuring Shai Dhaliwal, Cybersecurity Consulting Manager at Accenture.

In today’s digital age, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. With cyber threats becoming increasingly sophisticated and pervasive, organizations are facing unprecedented challenges in protecting their sensitive data and digital assets. In this engaging and informative talk, we will explore the vital role of cybersecurity consulting in helping organizations navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape.

Drawing on real-world examples and industry insights, Shai will delve into the key responsibilities and value proposition of cybersecurity consultants. From conducting security gap assessments and developing strategic cybersecurity plans to implementing cutting-edge technologies and providing incident response support, cybersecurity consultants play a critical role in helping organizations build robust cybersecurity defenses and mitigate cyber risks effectively. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity domains, the consulting process, and what impact they can make in the world.

This seminar series is open to UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, and faculty members only. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVPs required: https://forms.gle/UCUxY4FuNToeVTVp8

Shai Dhaliwal is a seasoned Cyber Security Manager at Accenture, a global leader in consulting, technology services, and digital transformation. With a career spanning the last decade, Shai has built a reputation for excellence in cybersecurity delivery and implementation across domains such as Identity & Access Management, Mainframe Modernization Security, and Cloud Security. After multiple internships with the United States Federal Government, Shai’s passion for cybersecurity was ignited early in her career. With mentorship from experienced colleagues, she quickly rose through the ranks, acquiring extensive experience in cybersecurity across various industries, including financial services, healthcare, and technology.

Joining Accenture, Shai has led diverse teams in delivering innovative cybersecurity solutions to clients across North America. Shai has led numerous successful cybersecurity transformation programs, helping organizations enhance their security posture and adapt to the evolving threat landscape. Outside of her professional endeavors, Shai is committed to advancing the cybersecurity community. She actively participates in industry events, is an active member of Women in Cyber Security (WiCys), contributes to thought leadership initiatives with the UC Berkeley Center for Long Term Cyber Security (CLTC), and mentors aspiring cybersecurity professionals, empowering them to thrive in the field. Shai holds a Master of Science from the UC Berkeley School of Information and a Bachelors from UC Davis.

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