CSOs: Call out the work of your staffDear valued SC Magazine source,
We talk to a lot of C-level and management-level security folks on a regular basis, but we were hoping you could help us call out some of the security pros who don't typically see the spotlight.
Each month, we compile a Q&A section in our magazine called "Me and My Job."
We interview (via email) one security-related professional – typically someone "in the trenches" at an end-user organization, such as a network administrator, systems analyst, etc. We ask them a few questions related to the challenges they face on a daily basis and how they deal with these. The goal is to provide our readers with real-life insight that can help them do their jobs better.
Might there be someone who works under you who would be a worthy participant? This section gives you an opportunity to call out one of your star team members, whose picture and responses would appear in SC Magazine.
Here are the questions we ask each month:
- How do you describe your job to average people?
- Why did you get into IT security?
- What was one of your biggest challenges?
- What keeps you up at night?
- Of what are you most proud?
- For what would you use a magic IT security wand?
We ask the respondent keep his/her responses to 330 words total.
If approvals from higher-ups might be a problem, instead of identifying a particular company, we can source the contributor as "network administrator for a major pharmaceutical company," or "security risk manager at a large communications company," or something along those lines. Alternatively, we could put a disclaimer at the end of the piece, such as "Opinions expressed are those solely of the author and not those of his/her employer."
We'll also need a headshot: a color, high res version (300 DPI) at least 3" at its longest dimension, either a JPEG, TIFF or Photoshop EPS.
Please let us know if anyone comes to mind.
Click here for a sample column.
Send submissions or contact information to Managing Editor Greg Masters at firstname.lastname@example.org.