Ronald, James, Murray
I always wanted to get into IT, technology has always been my passion though I just couldn’t see how I was going to bridge the skill gap working 12 – 15 hour days to support my family”.
Ron was working as a security guard on the UNSW campus, it wasn’t what he wanted to do, though he had excelled at all the physical jobs he’d been in. Security seemed a logical and higher paying option to labouring, though he craved the mental stimulation he found in his spare time with I.T
He didn’t like the stress the security job put on his family, with the closeness to violence, drunkenness etc and didn’t get to see his kids as much as he’s like though what else was there?. He knew there was a skill gap though couldn’t see how to bridge it so had almost resigned himself to not try working his way up again.
By chance Ron met Roderick McLeod the founder of Nallawilli and the Pauline E. McLeod Foundation in March 2019. They talked about work and Ron’s frustration with getting the next level up and making the most of himself so Rick introduced him to Scott the CEO if Nallawilli to see if he could help.
Ronald easily passed the interview process and was then introduced to Phil Clapham a Collaboration Specialist with 20 years’ experience with all the big names, a veritable I.T legend, who would be his mentor for Ron’s first tech role, at a high-profile bank.
The ex-security guard couldn’t this was happening. “I was wor ried not knowing if I could do it, was a bit worried about moving from a physical job to corporate working at a bank. Huge change!”
“They kept telling me “Weve got you”, “I knew I had the full support of Phill and Scott which gave the faith in myself and the confidence to go for it”
Phill was there twice a week, checking in and Ron couldn’t have had more support. He also shadowed the Tech specialist a got to see him in action and how people at his level work, the knowledge they have and was inspired to see what he could be doing one day.
“If it wasn’t for the Nallawilli and the Pauline E. McLeod foundation Id never have bridged the high skill gap. Im so much happier, my wife and family are happier, and I love the challenge of always learning”.
“This opportunity has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for my family and our lives. I can now see myself running my own business or moving into all kinds of directions. Though one thing is for certain, I would like to work with Nallawilli closely and help give this chance to others.
- Post Date: 15 Apr, 2021
Nallawilli and ThreatDefence have started executing on a number of joint initiatives, providing training on cyber security technologies and educating communities on how to protect their people from emerging cyber threats.
Our vision at Nallawilli is to develop First Nation people and communities to achieve real self-determination through engagement and enhanced capability with education and career development opportunities. Through our technology partnership with ThreatDefence, we will help educate the next level of up and coming cyber security experts and also provide a valuable service protecting companies from cyber threats“
Zlatko Hristov, ThreatDefence CEO “ We know that many local governments, and local communities in Australia are being neglected, as most major cybersecurity players are aiming for big commercial contracts, reselling imported technology from global US market leaders. We’d like to give our technology to serve Australian communities, and we know that Nallawilli is the best partner to execute on it, ethically and confidently”.
- Post Date: 15 Apr, 2021
Creating a culture of cyber security awareness within your organisation isn’t just about throwing information at your audience and hoping it sticks. In this webinar we will discuss the importance of cyber security and individual cyber hygiene. We will draw on examples of Australian businesses who fell victim to the effects of ignoring the importance of security and how you can enable your employees with the right tools to protect your data.
When: Wednesday 25th November 2020, 10am AEST
Where: Online Webinar Register Below
About Your Speakers
GM for UK, MEA, and ANZ at Ava Security
Nick Maxwell is a leading cyber security and networking industry professional
Maxwell has over 13 years of experience in the technology industry and has worked for multinational, leading technology companies. As the GM for UK, MEA, and ANZ at Ava Security, Maxwell continues to grow these regions with new partnerships facing new challenges and enabling organisations to mitigate against both physical and cyber threats in what is known as “hybrid attacks.”
Managing Director, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom & Ireland at CommuniCloud Cyber Security
Glenn’s leadership is a driving force behind CommuniCloud. He uses his wealth of experience in telecommunications and cyber security to define CommuniCloud’s overall strategy, as well as determining which solutions are right for the business. His role involves technical evaluation, understanding usability, and highlighting service benefits to our customers.
Nallawilli Group C.E.O, Non Executive Board Member NSWICC
With 20 years’ experience Scott leads Nallawilli’s day to day operations to deliver our TBL objectives of First Nation technical education, environmental stability through digital transformation and financial growth.
What you will learn;
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- Post Date: 12 Nov, 2020