Leah McLean

Vice President/Director of Strategic Partnerships

Cyber Future Foundation Head of Cybersecurity Programs, Leah McLean, actively contributes to the community helping people break into cybersecurity careers and working with employers, state public and federal agencies and local government, IT and Cybersecurity officials to rethink their workforce and hiring strategy. She is focused on creating new business partnerships to foster better collaboration between public and private sectors to increase cybersecurity awareness, information sharing and resources.

Previously Leah led strategic alliance partnerships at Armor, a cloud security company where she was focused on cybersecurity awareness, training and enablement, and advancing technology solutions to serve CIOs and CISOs business needs. Prior to Armor she served in senior partner roles at Cisco.

Currently she serves on the Board of Advisors for Cloud Defense, Inc., a breach visibility security startup and is on the board for the Cloud Security Alliance North Texas Chapter. She volunteers on the resume review board for Minorities in Cybersecurity (MiC), serves as a mentor among the Vicious Vineyards Discord server and is the co-host of The CISO Diaries podcast. 

Leah holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with an emphasis in International Relations from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently pursuing her CISM certification.