Not Even Close – BSW #201
This week, we welcome Todd Fitzgerald, Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative, to talk about CISO Stories! Up Your game with the CISO STORIES Podcast! If anything this past year has taught us is that we can not go on our own, and leveraging the experiences from other CISOs is critical to our success. Join Todd as he introduces a new Podcast featuring actionable lessons from top-notch CISOs and Cybersecurity Leaders. In the Leadership and Communications section, 6 board of directors security concerns every CISO should be prepared to address, Four ways to improve the relationship between security and IT, CISO playbook: 3 steps to breaking in a new boss, and more!
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1. CISO Stories – Cybersecurity Leadership 2021 – Todd Fitzgerald – BSW #201
Up Your game with the CISO STORIES Podcast! If anything this past year has taught us is that we can not go on our own, and leveraging the experiences from other CISOs is critical to our success. Join Todd as he introduces a new Podcast featuring actionable lessons from top-notch CISOs and Cybersecurity Leaders.
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Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.
2. 6 Security Concerns, 3 Steps, & 10 Skills – BSW #201
In the leadership and communications section, 6 board of directors security concerns every CISO should be prepared to address, Four ways to improve the relationship between security and IT, CISO playbook: 3 steps to breaking in a new boss, and more!
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- 1. 6 board of directors security concerns every CISO should be prepared to addressThe COVID pandemic and spike in cybercriminal activity has raised interest in security among corporate boards. These are the concerns and questions CISOs say they are now hearing from them: 1. Cyber accountability 2. Security status during COVID-19 and beyond 3. Security strategy 4. Benchmarking against industry best practices 5. Resilience to cyberattacks 6. Continuous compliance
- 2. Four ways to improve the relationship between security and IT – Help Net SecurityCorporate security and IT departments and the people who lead them often have complicated relationships. But does it really have to be that way? Here are four suggestions to improve the relationship: 1. Change the culture of division 2. Early communication and collaboration 3. Don’t sweat org charts 4. Embrace the CISO-as-risk-management-leader model
- 3. CISO playbook: 3 steps to breaking in a new bossAs CISOs know all too well, change is inevitable—and that includes organizational regime change. Here, security leaders share their best advice for starting new C-suite relationships off on the right foot. 1. Establish your base 2. Strengthen your position 3. Set a new course
- 4. How to Lead Your High Performers to ExcellenceHigh performers in any organization aren’t easy to manage. With their uncanny ability to produce outstanding work and an appetite to solve tough problems, they demand even greater attention and engagement from their managers. Here are 7 proactive steps to manage high performers: 1. Scratch below the surface 2. Connect the dots to learning and growth 3. Let them steer their own ship 4. Seek psychological investment 5. Extend visibility beyond team boundaries 6. Don’t make them your fallback option 7. Establish healthy work boundaries
- 5. Stop Micromanaging and Give People the Help They Really NeedColin Fisher, associate professor at University College London’s School of Management, conducted in-depth studies at several companies to determine how managers can effectively help employees who need assistance without demoralizing them. He found that the most effective helpers were the ones who clearly communicated their intentions, timed their interventions at points when people were most receptive, and figured out a rhythm of involvement that best suited their needs.
- 6. Top 10 in-demand cybersecurity skills for 2021The list of needed security skills is long and growing. Here are the 10 areas where skills are most in demand for the year ahead: 1. Risk identification and management 2. Technical fundamentals 3. Data management and analysis 4. DevSecOps 5. Cloud 6. Automation 7. Threat hunting 8. Interpersonal skills 9. Business acumen 10. Agility