Lynda Grindstaff, Vice President of Content Operations and Assessment at McAfee is a popular and highly rated industry speaker at engineering and professional development conferences nationwide that repeatedly draws large crowds. Since she has over two decades of management and technical experience, Lynda has proven experience building and managing software engineering organizations as well as growing technical leaders.
Deck 7: Please tell us a bit about how you first became interested in cybersecurity. When and how did you decide this was the path for you?
LYNDA GRINDSTAFF: Cybersecurity actually came to me through a friend… My degree is in computer science, and I spent over two decades at Intel Corporation. I held a myriad of jobs ranging from programming, system validation, technical marketing, business development, strategic planning to cybersecurity. In 2014, I transferred into what was known at the time as the Intel Security Group on the suggestion of a friend. I have enjoyed the cybersecurity field so much that I left Intel in 2017 for the McAfee spin out and haven’t looked back.
The cybersecurity field is very exciting as we’re looking for solutions to get ahead of the bad guys while protecting our customers at the same time. It is always changing and there is no shortage of activities!