The Intern CISO: Dave McKinnon on Leadership, Trust & Cybersecurity

The Intern CISO: Dave McKinnon on Leadership, Trust & Cybersecurity

Oct 12, 2023

Dave MacKinnon, N-able Chief Security Officer is our guest today with an impressive career journey to share. From the early days of horsing around with a Commodore 64 to becoming a major cybersecurity player, Dave's story is a perfect blend of nostalgia and cutting-edge tech.

We chatted with Dave about everything from his tech roots to his unique approach to leadership. He has a knack for creating a dynamic, trusting environment among his teams, which he attributes to his three golden work rules; do cool things, work with good people, and have fun. Dave also shared his thoughts on secure vendor partnerships, personal fulfillment, and the importance of building trust relationships, especially during crisis situations.

Offering a rare behind-the-scenes look at a successful CISO's journey, Dave gave us the lowdown on his career path, his humble approach to leadership, and how candid feedback has shaped him as a leader. Juxtaposing his dislike for job titles with his high-stakes role in cybersecurity, Dave’s unique insights are not only refreshing, but also inspiring. Whether you’re a cybersecurity enthusiast or someone aiming to scale the professional ladder, this episode is a treasure trove of practical wisdom and leadership insights.

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