In Name Only, “Reasonable” Cybersecurity, & Value in Veterans – BSW #254
In the Leadership and Communications section: CISOs are still chiefs in name only, Defining “Reasonable” Cybersecurity: Lessons from the States, Security Leaders Find Value in Veterans to Solve Cyber Skills Shortage, and more!
Don't miss any of your favorite Security Weekly content! Visit https://securityweekly.com/subscribe to subscribe to any of our podcast feeds and have all new episodes downloaded right to your phone! You can also join our mailing list, Discord server, and follow us on social media & our streaming platforms!
Don't forget to check out our library of on-demand webcasts & technical trainings at securityweekly.com/ondemand.
Weak leadership can demotivate and demoralize the security workforce. Here's what to look out for:
1. Inability to think strategically
2. Running from crisis to crisis
3. Hesitance to put anything in writing
4. Words and actions don't align
5. Poor communication skills
6. Suppressing talent
8. Does not make tough decisions
9. Does not answer tough questions
10. Takes cover (and credit)
Continuous practice makes perfect; the same is true for cybersecurity. Ultimately, tabletop exercises will reduce the risk of damage from a cybersecurity attack, which gives businesses greater peace of mind and confidence that their experts can execute a recovery plan efficiently. These exercises bring teams together, increasing their effectiveness and enhancing cooperation and communication between key people across departments beyond just IT. Employees will also develop a clear understanding of their responsibilities, hone their decision-making skills and learn how to support the incident management processes.
The Securities and Exchange Commission this week proposed new rules that would require public companies to report a cybersecurity incident within four business days after the organization determines that it has experienced a "material cybersecurity incident."
When we craft a presentation, we sometimes spend more time on how to deliver the message than on the strategy and vision that will make the message more effective. We make a monumental mistake when we skip strategy and head straight for delivery. Instead, presenters should focus on building trust. The authors identified five competencies a leader can utilize to gain buy-in and build trust in the context of a presentation: clarity, compassion, competency, connection, consistency.
Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies
Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element
The life of a Cybersecurity professional is not for the faint of heart. The job can be stressful, sometimes thankless. And when an attack transpires, you can work long hours knowing the fate of your employer is on the line. Or in the case of an MSSP, the fate of your client. You might even argue that being a managed security services provider magni...
In the leadership and communications section, Who Does Your CISO Report To?, 5 CISO Traps to Avoid and Truths to Embrace, How to effectively communicate cybersecurity best practices to staff, and more!
In the leadership and communications section, Why CISOs Make Great Board Members, Unlock Your Leadership Potential: 12 Must-Read Books to Take Your Skills to the Next Level, How To Get People To Listen To You, and more!