Careers, Leadership, Security awareness, Social engineering

CISOs Need Training Too! – Candy Alexander – CSP #47

The CISO has trained the workforce and completed the security awareness month annual training. Well, done! Is training done for the year? No. But what about the CISO? How does the CISO ensure that the proper skills are maintained for the CISO to be able to continue to lead the security organization? Join this podcast to learn from the multiple term-elected ISSA International President.

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit:

Alexander, C. 2019. CISO approach to Training. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pg 478. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl.

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Candy Alexander
Candy Alexander
CISO/International President of ISSA at NeuEon/ISSA

Ms. Alexander has over 30 years of experience in the cybersecurity profession, receiving multiple international industry recognition awards. She has held several positions as CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) for which she developed and managed corporate cybersecurity programs. She is now working as CISO and Cyber Risk Practice lead for NeuEon, Inc. assisting companies large and small to improve their cyber risk and security programs through effective business alignment.

Ms. Alexander is a leader within the cyber profession, where her contributions include being twice-elected as Information Systems Security Association’s (ISSA) International President and a long-standing Director on the International Board. She is also the inaugural President and past Board Member of the ISSA Education and Research Foundation. Ms. Alexander has been instrumental in establishing the annual ISSA/ESG research project to better understand challenges face by cybersecurity professionals world-wide.


Todd Fitzgerald
Todd Fitzgerald
Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative
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