We've had a chat with Lee who told how crucial cyber security is in our daily lives and how he keeps BT customers safe.

Profile photo of Lee
Profile photo of Lee

What are your thoughts on cyber security?

Cyber security plays an incredibly important role in the life of us all, we are all required to play our part to keep ourselves and the people around us safe.

Why is it important for BT?

As a trusted security and service provider it is our job to keep our customers safe and prevent cyber-attacks happening. It is critical that we continue to enhance our capabilities and expertise in such a dynamic industry.

What attracted you to join the team?

I wanted to join BT to take the next steps in my career and put myself in a place where I could spread my wings and reach for the sky with my development and progression.

What sorts of things did you talk through with the MPS?

The MP’s were incredibly happy to hear about our career journeys and how we ended up at BT. They were also interested in the huge variety of different security roles we all played, in addition to the support and development which BT provide.

What are you currently working on? (Appreciate you can’t say too much on this, but a broad approach would be insightful)

Working to develop the next generation of cloud security propositions that we can offer to our customers.

Tell us something about your team that no one would know?

Our team has over 100 years of combined security experience, with team members spread far and wide across the UK.

What advice would you give someone who wanted to get into cyber security?

3 Top Tips:

1. Don’t stop learning! - Take advantage of the wealth of free online learning and security podcasts

2. Show interest in everything! - Adopt the “How & Why” mind-set- (I.E, How does this thing do this function, Why does it do that?)

3. Push yourself out of your comfort zone – Take the opportunities you get with both hands and put your heart into everything.

 If you want to know more about cyber security at BT check Saph's story here.

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