Meet Khanh Au, Security Advisor at Splunk.
Her interest in numbers led her to study economics and finance. After completing her studies, she landed a job at Microsoft as a business manager, but she soon realized that she wanted more – to explore the sales aspect of the tech industry and talk to customers about the technology and how to use it effectively.
However, switching from a numbers-focused role to sales was not easy. Khanh Au had to educate herself and find someone who believed in her to get her first job. Khanh’s passion for Microsoft technologies, users, and challenges helped her overcome the difficulties and achieve her goal. She worked in different departments at Microsoft and gained a deep understanding of the products, which made it easier for her to connect with them and sell them effectively.
Khanh’s journey in the tech industry taught her the importance of having a mentor, creating a network, and listening to the people around you. She also shares her insights on what security advisors do, the future of cybersecurity, and why creativity is crucial in IT.
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