Swati Handa

Cybersecurity Strategist

Corporate Affairs

Swati leads the Learning Strategy for the Cybersecurity portfolio at Networking Academy (NetAcad). She brings more than a decade of applied knowledge and expertise in Cybersecurity.

Before joining NetAcad, she worked for a Fortune 500 financial services company as a Security Architect and has also authored several vendor-neutral certifications.

Swati currently sits on the board of several non-profits and government initiatives to bridge the skills gap and promote women in Cybersecurity.

She lives in Silicon Valley and loves to hike, read, and solve puzzles.


2021 cybersecurity predictions: Why cyber is a future-proof career

In 2020, not only was there no shortage of damaging, heavily publicized security breaches, more people were forced to do more over the internet than ever before – expanding the attack surface. Cybercriminals tactics are always changing and growing in sophistication, promising the threat landscape in 2021 will bring all new challenges.

October 20, 2020


What Cybersecurity and Traveling Have in Common

Cybersecurity weaves itself through every aspect of our lives: the phone in your pocket, the smart TV in your home, and on and on. And the idea that each of these devices allows you to gain new knowledge is fascinating. It can also be daunting when there is always so much to learn, but in reality, Cybersecurity is just like Traveling! See how.

October 6, 2020


Is cybersecurity the right field for you?

Is cybersecurity the right field for you? If you are looking for a career with almost unlimited growth potential, cybersecurity might well be the ideal path for you. The ideal candidate will have a good blend of both tech and soft skills. Companies look for cybersecurity experts who understand the big picture, can simplify concepts to others who may not be as tech-savvy, love to solve puzzles, and are not afraid to ask questions.

August 4, 2020


Cisco Networking Academy is Helping Close the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

How do you face increasing cyberattacks, while closing the widening #cybersecurity skills gap? The answer is simple: education though Networking Academy.