Lauren Boas Hayes, a Threat Intelligence Analyst at Facebook, has built a career in cybersecurity as a practical application of her passions: human rights and social justice.  A graduate of Georgetown University’s Class of 2013, Lauren majored in International Politics, completed a concentration in Security Studies and earned a certificate in Justice & Peace Studies. Outside of the classroom, Lauren landed internships on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. State Department. After graduation, Lauren got her break in cybersecurity at Deloitte & Touche, one of the largest professional services network in the world, where she served as Cyber Risk Services Senior Consultant. Press play to learn more about how Lauren channeled her International Politics degree into a career she loves in cybersecurity and why you might want to consider starting a career in the consulting world!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What cybersecurity is and what a threat intelligence analyst does
  • Why you don’t really need to have a degree in computer science, information systems or coding to break into cybersecurity
  • How the field of cybersecurity has a 0% unemployment rate
  • Why the need for more women in the cybersecurity field is so urgent
  • Why military veterans are a great fit for this career track
  • Why you should considering starting your career working at a consulting firm
  • How earning a certificate in cybersecurity can show future employers how serious you about this career

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