As someone regularly hired to lead red-team engagements that hack into Fortune 500 organizations, I’ve had the opportunity to work with – and go up against – many different types of security leaders. Some are technical, others thrive on adrenaline. Some dig deep into the weeds, and still others prefer the C-suite. Each type brings something unique to the table. Over my long career breaking into companies as a red team leader, I’ve found that the most formidable CISOs share five critical traits:
1. Protect their crown jewels.
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