Cybersecurity professionals have a unique opportunity to make the world a safer place. Our work protects important economic and public interests from real threats. It’s a high-stress, high-reward job career path that can provide life-long satisfaction. Wise security professionals strategically take on roles that have increasing impact over time and demonstrate value to employers. This is especially true for those who aspire to be a CISO.

Having been in the cybersecurity field for 25 years, I’ve held a number of impactful positions, including running a cyber and special operations division in the FBI and my current role as CISO for Cyxtera. I’m happy (and extremely fortunate) to say I’ve garnered a great deal of satisfaction from my career. From my experience working with and hiring security professionals, I’ve found that some people don’t approach their career in a way that sets them up for the long-term. There is no secret to success, but some strategies work better than others. Here are my top three.

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