In this episode, Allan is joined by David Belanger, CISO at Maxor National Pharmacy, to talk about the challenges of breaking into cybersecurity. David discusses the importance of establishing mentor/mentee relationships in the community, why building a personal brand and expanding your network is a must when finding work, and tips for newcomers looking to break into the field. Lastly, the two touch on the power of visualization and staying humble throughout your career journey.
01:27 Bio & CISO life
02:57 Let’s define Mentor/Mentee
04:21 What makes cybersecurity mentorship unique?
07:10 Developing a long & short-term strategy
13:16 Mentors are essential
18:05 Formal vs. organic mentorships
22:10 Get out of your comfort zone
25:55 Advice for newcomers
30:15 Visualizing your success
32:00 Staying humble
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