Biggest Cyber Risks, 5 Pillars of Growth, and How to be a Good Boss – BSW #255

In the Leadership and Communications section: What the Newly Signed US Cyber-Incident Law Means for Security, How to plan for increased security risks resulting from the Great Resignation, The 5 Pillars of Growth, and more!

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Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
VP, Product at Living Security
  1. 1. The CIO’s guide to understanding the metaverse - Key concepts in this metaverse introduction for the CIO include the following: 1. What is the metaverse -- and are we there yet? 2. What technologies are powering the metaverse? 3. Why CIOs might consider putting the metaverse on their tech roadmap 4. Why companies need CIOs to lead metaverse development 5. 7 essential steps CIOs can take to prepare for the metaverse 6. Overview of use cases
  2. 2. The Biggest Cyber Security Risks In 2022 - Jamil Farshchi, Equifax CISO, has just compiled his own list of what he considers to be the ten most serious cyber-security threats faced by industry and society in 2022: 1. Quantum Leap 2. Director's Dilemma 3. Blind Trust 4. Identity Crisis 5. Help Wanted 6. Cloud Incompatible 7. Breach Bonanza 8. Limited Coverage 9. Legis-lacking 10. Winging It
  3. 3. What the Newly Signed US Cyber-Incident Law Means for Security - When President Biden signed the omnibus spending bill Tuesday, he also put the bipartisan Cyber Incident Reporting Act into effect, which requires critical infrastructure companies in the 16 industry sectors identified by the federal government to report to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within 72 hours if they are experiencing a cyberattack and within 24 hours of making a ransomware payment.
  4. 4. How to plan for increased security risks resulting from the Great Resignation – Help Net Security - Rather than taking a reactive approach to employees leaving the company, embrace a readiness-mindset and prepare for departures in advance. To do that, here are essential steps to take so that you’re ready for employee departures: - Nurture the culture in your organization. - Conduct an exit interview through Human Resources to get honest feedback from your employees. - Create a knowledge transfer plan. - Review the materials signed during onboarding and security training. - Collect company assets. - Don’t forget digital access. - Use single sign-on (SSO) and authentication tools.
  5. 5. How to Be a Good Boss with Immediate Actionable Steps - Great news for introvert leaders: being a good boss is less about being the coolest, most outgoing person in the room and more about being a good person. A good boss isn’t just a manager, but more importantly, a leader who cares and communicates well. Here are a set of Action Steps to Become a Better Boss: 1. Invest in career growth and advancement  2. Give constructive feedback 3. Actively learn what your employees value 4. Don’t take things personally 5. Make sure your words and actions align 6. Set high standards 7. Communicate based on personality
  6. 6. The 5 Pillars of Growth - There are five pillars of growth and productivity that professionals in a leadership role should focus on. These five pillars are: 1. time management, 2.goal setting, 3. task prioritization, 4. stress management, and 5. self-awareness. While there is no one right way to achieve success, following these five principles will put you on the path to achieving your goals.
Jason Albuquerque
Jason Albuquerque
Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies
Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson
Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc and Founder & CEO of Dark Element at Trimarc Security
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