We’re excited to highlight Elizabeth Gossell for our second Women in Cybersecurity interview. Liz is the Principal Security Analyst for Danaher Corporation, a global science and technology conglomerate with subsidiaries operating across different market segments, including life sciences, diagnostics, and water. The company is no stranger to mergers and acquisitions, as it acquires roughly 10 companies each year. In this video interview, Liz speaks with ESG Sr. Analyst Melinda Marks about the evolving security challenges that come with M&A efforts, scaling, and sprawl, such as maintaining security consistency across all the organizations, and working quickly to secure new acquisitions.
Liz also describes her many years of experience in the space, starting with an internship in cybersecurity years ago and working at Lockheed Martin and Tenable, where she originally met Melinda. “I’m a problem solver by nature,” said Liz, who is excited by the breadth and complexity of the challenges across cybersecurity, as well as the opportunity to put both her technical and non-technical skills into action to find a solution.
Elizabeth is passionate about solving problems in new ways, by uniting a diverse group of people with different perspective, ideas, and skill sets. She encourages women to self-advocate, set boundaries, and ask for the opportunities they want to pursue, “Taking the reins of your career development early and being a strong advocate for yourself is absolutely critical.”
Be sure to check out her story, and learn more about Liz and Danaher Corporation:
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizgossell/
- Information about Danaher: https://www.danaher.com/our-businesses
Please visit ESG's Women in Cybersecurity page, where you can also find a link to the full audio interview with Elizabeth, and join us to hear more inspiring stories in future episodes!