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S02 Ep. 8
Navigating Cybersecurity – Insights from Sean Gunasekera’s Global Career

 

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 8 of the CGS Podcast

Welcome to Season 2 of the CGS Podcast where career expert Leah Lambart engages with remarkable Caulfield Grammarian alumni regarding their career journey, highlights and challenges.

In our latest episode, Sean Gunasekera, a cybersecurity expert and partner leading the financial services practice for Southeast Asia, joins Leah to discuss his path from Caulfield Grammar to a global career in cybersecurity. Sean shares his experiences, the challenges he has faced, and the dynamic nature of his work across various regions. 


Show Notes

Sean Gunasekera shares his journey from Caulfield Grammar to becoming a leading cybersecurity expert, detailing his experiences, challenges, and achievements.

The conversation included some of the following discussion highlights:

> Education and Early Career
Sean’s path from Caulfield Grammar to studying Computing at Monash University and his early roles in IT.

> Transition to Consulting
The decision to move into consulting with Accenture, exploring various projects and finding his passion in cybersecurity.

> Global Career Experiences
Working across Australia, Europe, and Asia, including significant roles in Sweden and Singapore.

> Current Roles and Responsibilities
Leading the cybersecurity practice for financial services in Southeast Asia and tackling diverse challenges daily.

> Advice for Aspiring Cybersecurity Professionals
Tips on standing out, continuous learning, and balancing technical and soft skills for a successful career.

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About Sean Gunasekera

Sean Gunasekera graduated from Caulfield Grammar in 1994 and pursued a Bachelor of Computing at Monash University, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Business Systems. He began his career in various IT roles before transitioning to consulting with Accenture in 2004. Sean has worked extensively across Australia, Europe, and Asia, and currently leads the cybersecurity practice for financial services in Southeast Asia.

Connect with Sean on LinkedIn .

“Cybersecurity isn’t just about technology—it’s about understanding human behavior and anticipating how threats evolve. It’s a constant game of chess.”

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About The Host

Leah Lambart is a career expert with 10 years of recruitment experience and 10,000+ coaching hours. She founded Relaunch Me to help people who dare to find their ‘best fit’ career. That is, fulfilling and meaningful work aligned with their personality, strengths, interests & values. She works with clients from recent school leavers to executives across all industries & provide practical career change advice taking into account their skills, experience, values & financial obligations.

Connect with Leah on LinkedIn.
Learn more about Relaunch Me.

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Episode Transcription

For those interested in diving deeper into Sean Gunasekera’s inspiring journey and insights, we have made the full episode transcription available online.

Click here to read the detailed conversation and gain valuable perspectives from Sean on his cybersecurity career.

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