Colette Weston, B.Ed. (Hon’s), Prince2®, is a Cyber Delivery Specialist at the Secure Information and Cyber Security Division, Jacobs UK Limited, Co-founder of BeTheChange.Digital and formerly a Cyber Intelligence Project Delivery Specialist with Raytheon.
Colette has worked in wider IT for many years and more recently in cybersecurity and has gained experience of working with cutting edge technology and developing innovative solutions for her clients. Whilst particularly interested in the human, organisational and regulatory aspects of cybersecurity, her focus as a cybersecurity generalist, is in providing a multi-disciplinary approach to problems, bringing together disparate and often siloed teams to provide resolutions which consider the whole business.
Over her career Colette has worked in several industries where she has addressed issues from a variety of domains including information security, insider threats, and privacy. This has led to Colette having developed a strong business acumen, being sensitive to client needs, whether internal or external and translating business needs into cybersecurity impacts and vice versa. Colette was active in working with her National Health clients during the WannaCry ransomware attack in May 2017 and enabled the successful continuation of national data repatriation project during this time.
Outside of her day job Colette is a mum of two daughters, a keen open water swimmer, helps to coach at her local triathlon club and micro-blogs daily on both LinkedIn () and Twitter (@ColetteWeston). She is also a committed STEM Ambassador where she works to engage and enthuse young people to consider further study of STEM subjects, including cybersecurity, and progression into related careers, hoping to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals.