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Michala Liavaag

Michala Liavaag

MD | CISO advisor | vCISO | Information Governance & Cybersecurity Consultant, Cybility Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom

Michala, founder of Cybility Consulting, works as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) advisor and Virtual CISO. An experienced professional, speaker, mentor, and podcaster; she spent 20 years in IT and has over 10 years’ experience leading information governance and security programmes across local government, healthcare, and charity sectors. 

As a consultant, she demystifies cybersecurity for leaders, enabling them to better protect their organisations. She has contributed to work with the UK National Cyber Security Centre, sits on the advisory group of the South-East Cyber Resilience Centre, and formerly on the BCS Information Risk Management and Assurance (IRMA) Management Committee. 

Michala, a black woman in a white male dominated profession, is passionate about inspiring and nurturing the next generation of diverse cybersecurity professionals. She volunteers as a mentor and supports schemes including #CyberFirst and WiCys. Her podcast and YouTube channel, Cybility Savvy, offer bite-sized cybersecurity advice and fascinating conversations with leaders and experts.