Most Inspiring Women in Cyber 2021: Regina Bluman, Security Analyst at Algolia

The IT Security Guru’s Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Awards aims to shed a light on the remarkable women in our industry. The following is a feature on just one of the many phenomenal women put forward for the 2021 awards. Presented in a Q&A format, the nominee’s answers are written in their own words with minor edits made by the editor for readability.

This year, the awards are sponsored by KPMG and Beazley.

Regina Bluman, Security Analyst at Algolia

What does your job role entail?

A bit of everything! I’m currently leading the implementation of Algolia’s new SIEM solution and will be managing the ongoing running of it once installed. I also oversee our long-term projects (anything counted as ‘strategic’ that runs for more than 6 months) and work closely with our compliance team on our ISO27001, SOC2, and C5 audits. Day to day, I perform security reviews of new applications or products which the company wants to use, and often work closely with the sales team to help customers understand our security measures and work with them to find solutions when there are questions! 

How did you get into the cybersecurity industry?

I took the long way around! My background is in IT Marketing, so I have always been on the fringe of the industry as a whole, albeit never in a ‘security’ role – my last job before this was Head of Brand and Marketing for a global MSP, so just *slightly* different! 

When I first started out in Marketing, I realised I was best at my job if I understood the products and the customer needs, so I began diving more in ..

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