SON OF A BREACH! Episode 4: Celebrating Women in Cybersecurity with Didi Dayton

While women’s numbers in cybersecurity lag behind men, female leaders in our industry continue to pioneer the way forward. Episode 4 of our SON OF A BREACH! podcast series celebrates International Women’s Month with security visionary Didi Dayton, who joins host and CRITICALSTART Chief Technology Officer Randy Watkins for some timely insights into security growth investments and the expanding female influence in cybersecurity. 

Dayton is a partner at Wing Venture Capital, responsible for Customer Markets and Programs. She has held executive positions in sales, channels, and alliances for more than 20 years across multiple successful cybersecurity companies, including hyper-growth organizations such as Websense, FireEye, and Tanium. 

She successfully led sales and channel teams at companies such as Symantec, Arrow, and Cylance (now Blackberry) through 12 M&A and integration activities. Didi has received CRN’s prestigious Channel Chief award four years running, and she was named to the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs and the Power 100 Women of the Channel.  

Tune in for expert perspectives on:  

  • Security investment strategy and trends 
  • Which leadership traits are most important for sales and channel leaders 
  • Mistakes CIOs and procurement teams need to avoid 
  • Why organizations benefit from women’s style of decision-making 
  • Dayton’s advice to women for success in leadership  

Dayton and Watkins also deliver shout-outs to some of the leaders who have influenced them most in their careers – who just happen to be women. 

Watkins also provides highlights of how SolarWinds testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee became a blame game, plus the recent attack against Microsoft Exchange Servers by a suspected Chinese-based attack group. 


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