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When we put people at the center of everything that we do, we deliver with heart and soul – for me, that is what sets EY apart.

Nicola Hermansson

EY Oceania Cyber Advisory, Partner

Energetic and passionate leader. Delivers cyber and privacy services focused on building trust. Wife. Mother. Average netball player.

Areas of focus Cybersecurity Risk Strategy
Office Auckland, NZ

Nicola leads the New Zealand Cyber and Privacy practice. She delivers cyber security and privacy services to clients across the public and private sector. Nicola’s team brings a unique mix of industry, consultancy and legal experience, to deliver value to her clients.

Nicola passionately believes that cyber and privacy is not just about regulation, compliance and ticking check boxes. Her focus is on helping organisations to understand their cyber and privacy risks, and design and deliver programmes that are commercial, pragmatic and business focused. Nicola helps organisations to add value to their business by creating a cyber and privacy culture and environment that sets them apart from their competitors. 

Nicola has an MSc in Information Security and a BSC in Computer Science and Mathematics. She is also a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) and has an ISEB in Data Protection. Nicola is also an ISACA member and a member of the Internal Association of Privacy Professionals.

Nicola regularly presents at industry events on privacy and cyber security.

How Nicola is building a better world

"I am passionate about creating an environment where people can be themselves, feel supported, encouraged, inspired and can have fun. This results in having a highly engaged team, who, like me, love helping our clients to build the trust of their customers, employees and other stakeholders by delivering cyber and privacy programmes that deliver value and results."

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