G’day from Melbourne, Australia!Michael_McKinnon_Bio_Pic

My name is Michael, but many people on Twitter also know me as @bigmac.

During business hours, I’m part of the amazing team at Pure Security (publicly listed as ASX:TNT) where I work with an incredible ethical hacking team, an awesome security operations centre (SOC), and talented cybersecurity experts. We help secure and test the security of some really well-known clients. Feel free to  connect with me on LinkedIn.

I’m frequently interviewed by journalists about cybersecurity and technology, there’s a list of some of those article here.

After hours, one of my passions is cyber security research (okay it’s pretty much just surfing the web and reading everything), writing, and contributing articles to international publications like Cyber Defense Magazine.

As a volunteer, I dedicate a significant amount of time to supporting the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) as Deputy-Chair of the Melbourne Branch. I’m also one of a handful of authorised trainers in Australia for (ISC)2’s qualification which is known as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

My favourite question is “how can I help?” so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Until next time, stay safe out there.

Yours sincerely


Michael McKinnon