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Chani Simms is an award-winning cybersecurity leader and keynote speaker with more than 17 years’ experience in the IT industry. She is an advisor and a specialist in helping organizations to understand, implement, and manage information security and privacy requirements.
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Worst Career Moment
At one stage, Chani was bullied in the workplace by her program director. It had never happened to her before, so she did not know how to react. She was afraid of the consequences of standing up for herself, so she finished the project. Chani explains what happened next. She also shares some advice about what to do should you find yourself in a similar position.
Founding Meta Defence Labs with her friends and colleagues is Chani´s career highlight, to date. They set up the company because they realized that for every project security came last, which meant that they were never able to do things properly. Setting up their own company enabled them to work the way they wanted and do things the right way. For Chani, that experience was a springboard into what she is currently doing.
The industry is changing faster than ever before, which is something that Chani expects to continue. Chani enjoys training people so that they can keep up and continue to succeed within the industry.
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