CLTC Seminar Series

Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape: The Role of Cybersecurity Consulting

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
11:10 am to 12:30 pm

Shai Dhaliwal

CyberMētis Speaker Series

In today’s digital age, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. With cyber threats becoming increasingly sophisticated and pervasive, organizations are facing unprecedented challenges in protecting their sensitive data and digital assets. In this engaging and informative talk, we will explore the vital role of cybersecurity consulting in helping organizations navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape.

Drawing on real-world examples and industry insights, Shai will delve into the key responsibilities and value proposition of cybersecurity consultants. From conducting security gap assessments and developing strategic cybersecurity plans to implementing cutting-edge technologies and providing incident response support, cybersecurity consultants play a critical role in helping organizations build robust cybersecurity defenses and mitigate cyber risks effectively. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity domains, the consulting process, and what impact they can make in the world.

This seminar series is open to UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, and faculty members only. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Shai Dhaliwal

Shai Dhaliwal is a seasoned cybersecurity manager at Accenture, a global leader in consulting, technology services, and digital transformation. With a career spanning the last decade, Shai has built a reputation for excellence in cybersecurity delivery and implementation across domains such as identity & access management, mainframe modernization security, and cloud security. After multiple internships with the United States federal government, Shai’s passion for cybersecurity was ignited early in her career. With mentorship from experienced colleagues, she quickly rose through the ranks, acquiring extensive experience in cybersecurity across various industries, including financial services, healthcare, and technology.

Joining Accenture, Shai has led diverse teams in delivering innovative cybersecurity solutions to clients across North America. Shai has led numerous successful cybersecurity transformation programs, helping organizations enhance their security posture and adapt to the evolving threat landscape. Outside of her professional endeavors, Shai is committed to advancing the cybersecurity community. She actively participates in industry events, is an active member of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCys), contributes to thought leadership initiatives with the UC Berkeley Center for Long Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), and mentors aspiring cybersecurity professionals, empowering them to thrive in the field. Shai holds a master’s from the UC Berkeley School of Information and a bachelor’s from UC Davis.

Shai Dhaliwal
Shai Dhaliwal


If you have questions about this event, please contact Rachel Wesen.

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Rachel Wesen
Events and Communications Specialist, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity
621 Sutardja Dai Hall

Last updated:

March 12, 2024