If you like beer and cyber security then chances are you have met Kendra Ross or heard of her community networks 1stTuesday or Project Wednesday.
Kendra, a dyslexic thinker, co-founded Duo, NZs largest Cyber Security wholesaler and PSDuo, NZ’s only InfoSec Skills resourcing business for the channel. These were sold to Sektor in 2019 & Kendra is now the GM for Duo, a division of Sektor specialising still in cyber security now covering 5 countries.
Kendra was announced in the IPSEC Global Top 20 Thought Leaders in Cyber Security in September 2020. Appointed to the CERT NZ Establishment Board in 2016, Kendra served for 3 and a half years, she was also appointed to the Tech Futures Advisory Board in 2018 and advises on Post Grad programmes in Future Tech.
A special highlight of her career was delivering the graduation speech to Massey School of Business in 2017, the University Kendra dropped out of! A wife and mother of two teenagers Kendra is passionate about building Cyber Security awareness across the community to create a resilient NZ for future generations to come.
The iT360 team asked Kendra to share her insights on how businesses can protect themselves over the festive season and into the new year.