The idea is pretty simple. I’ve begun reaching out to CISOs and CSOs to find out what they think the secret to their professional success is so I can share their secrets with those who wish to one day be a successful CISO or a CSO.
I hope you find this information to be helpful. I’ll try to post a new success secret every week as these points of view are shared with me.
Realize that information security, by and large, is not the most important issue on the minds of senior management that it needs to compete for funding and mindshare with a variety of other activities. Product and service development, marketing, geographic expansion, M&A, or for that matter, other forms of operational and financial risk, form the larger ecosystem within which information security exists. Avoid the temptation to be overly strident and placing your cause above all else, lest you be viewed as having an unbalanced enterprise perspective, or worse, being an alarmist.
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