Jacqueline Kernot
Partner in Cybersecurity, Ernst & Young

Jacqui is a senior Cyber Security, and Risk Management professional with over 20 years’ experience in consulting, startup and MSP management.  She is currently a cyber security partner with Ernst and Young’s Financial Services practice in Sydney, Australia.

Prior to joining EY, Jacqui led Telstra’s security business, where she grew the Telstra security presence to be a dominant market player within the MSP market in Australia.  Prior to this she ran startups within Australia, taking them to number three in market within 12 months, and prior to that was in the UK where she supported the Defence, Space, and Intelligence portfolios.  Much of the work in Defence and Space involved working with customers to solve difficult technical challenges based on network infrastructure which was mobile, in theatres without existing infrastructure (such as Afghanistan and Iraq) or space based.

She has completed several podcasts and articles on security and risk and is regularly quoted in the media on both security and risk and diversity and inclusion, subjects she is passionate about.

Jacqui is also the Chair of Females in IT and Telecommunications, Australia’s largest and longest running body for women in the IT industry.

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