Hopefully, the first cyber-attack that MacKenzie Brown helps you survive will be a fake one. Otherwise you’ll end up calling her and her colleagues at Optiv Security when you’ve already been compromised by a hack.
As an incident response consultant, Brown helps clients prepare for, or recover from, intrusions from hackers. And as the founder of the non-profit Ms. GreyHat, Brown provides training and networking for girls and women studying and practicing cybersecurity. We talked to her about her infosec work and her best security advice.