Know Cybersecurity & Drive Innovation Through Operational Excellence – BSW #224
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This week in the Leadership and Communications section, How much does a CEO or business leader need to know about cybersecurity, How businesses can drive innovation while delivering operational excellence, 6 resume mistakes CISOs still make, and more!
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- 1. How much does a CEO or business leader need to know about cybersecurity?As a business leader or a CEO of your company, you play a key role in influencing the right work culture. Creating a work culture and norm that aligns with cybersecurity goals is crucial and possibly the best defense against cybercrime adversaries, to begin with.
- 2. To Prevent Future Attacks, C-Suites Should Learn CybersecurityAs cyber attacks grow in frequency and cost, chief executives are becoming greater targets for hackers for the expansive access the executives have. To mitigate future attacks, cybersecurity can’t just involve the CISO.
- 3. How businesses can drive innovation while delivering operational excellenceHere are a few best practices and principles that strategic CIOs can apply to drive innovation and deliver operational excellence at the same time with minimal, incremental increases in investment. 1. Invest once to solve multiple challenges 2. Embrace automation around targeted processes 3. Take advantage of market shifts or disruptions to invest in IT
- 4. The Evolving Role of the CISOCybersecurity is a highly dynamic field. The need for rapid, experiential decision making, organized thinking and the ability to strategically communicate to a non-security audience are almost second nature to many CISOs. In order to truly succeed as a CISO in today’s digital world, here are some top qualities that all CISOs need to possess to excel: 1. Matchmakers 2. Relationship Builders 3. Servant Leadership 4. Advocates
- 5. 6 resume mistakes CISOs still makeThe top security job has evolved from a technology-focused role into an executive position. Does your resume reflect that shift? Recruiters and executive advisors agree: Candidates for CISO positions must design their resumes to showcase their leadership capabilities, not their technical credentials.Here are the top 6 mistakes: 1. Failing to show executive abilities 2. Leaving out achievements 3. Getting too techie 4. Leaving out experience with breaches and hacks 5. Making too little (or too much) of industry connections 6. Poor formatting, rookie mistakes and unintended misrepresentations
- 6. 14 Easy Interview Body Language Hacks To Land Your Next JobEveryone gets a little nervous about job interviews. What should you do to prepare? Practice? Script answers to the interviewer’s potential questions? All good, but the most important thing you can do is prep your body language. Here are a few tips to give you the extra body language edge to get the job: 1. Don’t Block 2. Don’t Self-Touch 3. Relax With Your Hands On The Table 4. Have One Bag 5. Don’t Forget the Back of Your Shoes! 6. Smile Right 7. Don’t Contract, Don’t Expand 8. Start in The Parking Lot 9. Wear Clothes that Fit Perfectly 10. The Mirror Nod 11. Don’t Sweat Like Nixon 12. Don’t Wait Around 13. Your Social Glue
Director of Product Marketing at Valence Security