Abertay lecturer, Dr Natalie Coull (pictured centre), has been honoured for her contribution to cyber security.
Natalie, a lecturer in Computer Security within the School of Arts Media and Computer Games, won the Outstanding Woman in Cyber award at the inaugural Scottish Cyber Awards, on November 16.
Held at the Waldorf Astoria, the awards recognised Scottish firms and organisations in the increasingly vital battle against cyber crime.
Natalie said: ‘I’m very humbled to have won the Outstanding Woman in Cyber award.
‘While we are still very much in the minority in the cyber security field, there are lots of really talented and hard-working women in the industry who are making a fantastic contribution to the organisations that they work with.
‘Awards like this are a great way to showcase positive role models for those considering entering the field.
‘I met fellow nominee Kirsty Mitchell (pictured left) earlier this year and really admire her drive and commitment in launching her digital platform which helps young people to recognise their skills and potential careers.’
In another coup for the University, the third of Natalie’s fellow nominees was former Abertay student, Chelsea Jarvie (nee Sievewright). Chelsea (pictured right) graduated with first class honours in Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures in 2015. She is now an Information Risk and Security Consultant within the financial sector.
Natalie said: ‘I’ve known Chelsea since she was an undergraduate student at Abertay, and I’m honoured to call her a friend.
‘She’s been involved in some fantastic initiatives to promote computing and cyber security and more broadly computing as a rewarding career path.’
The Scottish Cyber awards are run by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC), and a full list of winners can be found on the SBRC website.