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Entrant: Security Lit

City: Hamilton

Website: https://www.securitylit.com

About My Business

Security Lit is a team of cybersecurity enthusiasts, We envision a world that is free of cyber crimes and security risks. Driven by our core values - Compassion, Care and Collaboration, we strive towards spreading cyber awareness in the community, and help small and medium enterprises effortlessly fight cyber attacks.

Why We Should Win The Peoples Choice Award

A fearless young leader determined to help make the digital world a safer place. That is Ankita. She is the founder and heart and soul of Security Lit. Even though she doesn't have a formal background or degree in digital security, she learnt about the field while working for her previous employer. Once she learnt about cyber security incidents and the very real threats businesses and individuals face in the digital era, she knew she had to help. In the short time since founding Security Lit in February 2020, Ankita has built a strong team and acquired noteworthy key clients. Her story will inspire more women to take up a career in cyber security. There is a real shortage of professionals in this field in New Zealand and women are still underrepresented in the industry. With the right publicity, Ankita can inspire New Zealand women to get into cyber security. As an emerging but quickly growing field, cyber security is something that many don't consider in terms of career opportunities but could be inspired to do so through people like Ankita. She is only 27 years old, and will achieve great things. If Ankita wins this award, this would inspire and motivate people in her network, especially women. She has built a cyber security company without having the technical background or formal education. She has only lived in New Zealand for 5 years. But far from letting these factors stop her, she has a plan and vision to create an environment in NZ where businesses and individuals don't need to worry about their digital assets. Her vision is to take Security Lit global and to keep educating businesses and individuals about cyber security threats and how to protect themselves. Ankita got into this industry for the right reasons. Her 'Why' is a genuine wish to protect people against cyber crime. It is this passion that makes her such an inspirational leader. She puts her team first and involves them in decisions. Her kind-hearted and friendly nature also inspired Jozsef Gacsal to join her team as the CTO. Before joining Security Lit, Jozsef worked for the likes of Intel, Microsoft, IBM and Fujitsu as Managing Director and in other senior level roles. If Ankita wins this award, this would inspire and motivate people in her network, especially women. She has built a cyber security company without having the technical background or formal education. She has only lived in New Zealand for 5 years. But far from letting these factors stop her, she has a plan and vision to create an environment in NZ where businesses and individuals don't need to worry about their digital assets. She moved to Hamilton soon after incorporating the company because she wanted to help the graduates of the University of Waikato by training them and giving them real experience that would enable them to find employment quickly and to inspire them to help protect New Zealanders and SMEs from the continuously evolving and increasing cyber threats.


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