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My Story

Adversity. Disruption. Reinvention.

I am a trauma survivor. Each traumatic event throughout the course of my life has shaped my why and who I am today. My story takes you on an honest journey about overcoming adversity through disruption and reinvention, and learning how to take back joy through the power of self compassion. 

"Reinvention begins when you put yourself first above all else." - Arlene Worsley

My Expertise

Strategy, Risk & Compliance

Operational Management

Crisis Management

Cybersecurity Career Mentorship

Reputation Management & Communications

Speaking Engagements, Published Works & Featured In


Because You Can

A collection of short stories and poetry of my successes, failures and everything in between.

Catching Fire

I'm infuriated. Are the invisible barriers to women of color rising in the workplace exacerbated by the pandemic and post the #metoo...

When I publish a cybersecurity book!

It's finally here. With my esteemed co-authors Ali Khan and Gaurav Kumar, we proudly present our new, self-published book Because You...

Original Poem: When I say "Stop!"

When you look at me, what do you see? When I speak clear English, what do you hear? Do you see me as your equal? Or do you subject me to...

  —  Manna Ko,

Hello, I’m Arlene Worsley 

An award-winning security risk and resilience expert, guest speaker, mentor, national instructor, and co-author of Because You Can: Your Cybersecurity Career.

As a woman of color in cybersecurity, I am courageously sharing my trials, tribulations, triumphs to help you gain an increased understanding of the challenges women face in male-dominated industries and how to rise above it all. When you can see what you can be, your cybersecurity career and your truest self can be en vogue. #becauseyoucan

The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me.”

—  Ayn Rand

Behind the Name

Cyber & Sapphire is a statement, a brand, a symbolism of my personal and professional journey from then to now.

Cyber = Casting my fears aside, I found the courage to take a leap of faith and pursue, with fervent passion, a mid-career transformation in cybersecurity.

Sapphire = A durable gemstone exemplifying the uniqueness of me—a vibrant disruptor and tenacious fighter, who has personally faced tremendous adversity and built resilience by finding self compassion and joy.

Cyber & Sapphire is where...

A phoenix rises - renewed, reborn.”
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