Dana-Megan Rossi

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Cybersecurity strategist and leadership coach Dana-Megan Rossi, in brief.

Dana-Megan Rossi

Home: Northern Virginia.  Age: Older than I look.  Profession: Cybersecurity.  Organization: Dragos.  Title: Sr. Director of Global Incident Response Services.  Passion Project: Cybersecurity Leadership Coaching.  Alma mater: Loyola University - New Orleans; American University.

Current project: Cybersecurity Leadership Coaching.  Recent recognition: I was recently referred to as a Business Athlete.  Love it!  Latest accomplishment: Equestrian training.  Latest contribution to others: Did I mention leadership training? 🙂️  What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Starting my own business.  Recent travel or adventure: Everywhere.  Australia and Singapore will always be close to my heart.

Personality profile: Unstoppable visionary that gets it done.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? Collaboration, transparency, and willpower.  What is your greatest joy? The joy of getting wiser with each experience.  What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Dogs and horses, spoiling them.  What is at the top of your bucket list? Safari.  What is your go-to workout? Swimming.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? An open mind.

What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Monopoly.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? Godfather II.  What’s the best advice you received growing up? Put in the effort; the rest will follow.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? It’s not how you fall. It’s how you get back up that counts.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? GPS.  What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? Nature.  What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? Moon landing.

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field?

Safeguarding civilization.  

What message do you want to send out into the world? Stay curious.  What mega-trend most excites you? Gardening.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Social media.

What actor would you like to meet? Keanu Reeves.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A lawyer.  What advice would you give your younger self? Enjoy the journey, it’s going to be fascinating.  What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? Maybe my twenties…

Personal mission: To be a benevolent rebel.  Desired epitaph: She lived.

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