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.
How the CISO of an Educational Institution views success
The secret sauce for a CISO is truly being a strategic partner in the business operations. For some reason, CISOs have adapted to understanding business processes more than perhaps anyone else other than the "C" level executive responsible for any given function. In my mind, this comes from needing to be thorough and strategic in implementing security, and all other areas of the business follow. By being a valuable asset, others begin to request your assistance, not just with security, but with the general business initiatives as well. Nothing makes us more capable of securing an organization than being a part of its strategic mission.
If you are a CISO or CSO and you would like to contribut your thoughts, please call me so I can explain to you what I'd like to deliver to readers.