Staff Spotlight: Vanessa Phillips
Meet Vanessa, Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert
Our people are at the core of our business. We are featuring the amazing individuals who make EGlobalTech an exciting and supportive place to work.
Vanessa has been in the cybersecurity field for thirty years, and this experience and her wealth of knowledge make her an invaluable member of our team. Her work includes supporting security control assessors by providing specialized guidance to ensure that our clients’ data is secure and that any potential risks are addressed. She also contributes to our work in leveraging technology to automate portions of the IT system security lifecycle.
Vanessa chose cybersecurity as a profession because it brings daily opportunities to be an “impact player”. For example, she has to constantly stay on her toes to respond to evolving security threats. Her advice to aspiring cyber professionals — “Be willing to learn, be flexible, and understand that you don’t have all the answers. You must be collaborative.” She was drawn to EGT because of that collaborative team mentality and its supportive environment. As a woman in cybersecurity, she enjoys seeing more representation of women in a usually male-dominated field.
Out of office, Vanessa is pursuing her PhD in management, with an emphasis on Information Technology, at the University of Phoenix. She enjoys spending time with her husband, six children, and family dog. She loves to travel, host and attend family activities, dance, read, and (no surprise) could spend hours solving puzzles.