Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The rise of the CISO: the time is now

The rise of the CISO: the time is now

If the statistics in this article are correct or even close to correct, the question I ended my talk at the ISSA CISO Forum in Las Vegas on August 5, 2014 still stands.  I asked the CISOs in the room who was actually ready for regular CEO and Board of Director level communication.

I talked to my audience about the research I've done in recent years that produced a report card of sorts for security leadership.  More often than not, the business leaders I surveyed didn't think security leadership was generally business and risk focused and they told me that most security leaders they've been exposed to fail to communicate in a language that aligns with the business.

The clients we're working with through Security Career Coach are polishing their ability to communicate in the language of the business.  They're learning that it isn't more IQ that will make them successful but rather, it is how they communicate, how they behave and how they provide solutions to business problems and how they create business opportunity that will propel them forward into the future of security leadership.

Jeff Snyder's Security Career Coach, Security Recruiter Blog, 719.686.8810

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