February 16, 2022

Cyber Mentoring w/ David Belanger

by Cyber Ranch

Show Notes

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.

 

Key Takeaways: 

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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