From the fertile Scanian soil in the South of Sweden comes Robert Willborg, Cybersecurity Expert at Sogeti Sweden’s Helsingborg office. A large portion of his time is spent looking at the challenges that occur when individuals use what we at Sogeti make – how they “live” in the digital ecosystems we create.
Use three words to describe yourself:
Knowledge-thirsting, bon-vivant with a Gothenburg-sense-of-humor.
Tell us a bit about your background:
Hailing from the fertile Scanian soil in the South of Sweden, via Mellbystrand, where I live, the road to Sogeti took me through the Swedish Armed Forces, the Police Academy, an infinite amount of academic credits in behavioral science, law, and information security. I left the Armed Forces for the civilian market via a number of large and small IT companies, to land with both feet in a highly ranked IT family: Sogeti, 2017.
My career at Sogeti:
From the first moment I was hired in February, it’s been out of the frying pan and into the fire. I’m a security expert, but shoulder a number of other roles depending on employee turnover and other factors. I can see that my role in the company is so valued and sought after that I don’t know what the future holds for me, more than that it looks bright and exciting. I view it with great respect and positivity.
What are you most passionate about in your area of expertise?
Behavior when an individual meets the digital ecosystem has always fascinated me. Many seem to miss that IT security and information security has a dimension we often over look: the individual, its culture and its drives and motivators – its biases. We as experts: a large portion of my time is spent looking at the challenges that occur when individuals use what we at Sogeti make – how they “live” in the digital ecosystems we create. These individuals should experience our innovative, digital ecosystems in this world of digital transformation as the best they’ve experienced. To be a part of this every day is what I’m most passionate about.
What is a typical workday like for you?
There really is no “typical” day at work. Even if a lot is routine, concerning law, method, analysis and so on, every case is unique. Every client has a reality that I empathetically have to relate to with the utmost professionalism. Every day at work is a challenge because I constantly have to find the essence of every job, and every day, to be able to deliver optimally.
Why have you chosen to work at Sogeti?
For me it’s a question of realization. When you buy a car, a house, or other things that have a long-term impact on your life, you hopefully don’t make that decision on impulse, but with the greatest possible amount of research and consideration. A while ago I stood at a crossroads: generalist or specialist. I wanted to be a part of changing the future, influence it within my field. After having done my research on the best ways forward, the choice was crystal clear for me: Sogeti. And I have truly found a family, more than I’ve found a job.
Name: Robert Willborg
Title: Cybersecurity Expert
Year of birth: 1973
Location: Mellbystrand, Sweden
Hobbies: Reading non-fiction, cooking, contemplating life’s mysteries great and small.