Lessons From Breach Lawsuits, 5 Leadership Principles, & Express More Gratitude – BSW #261
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In the Leadership and Communications section for this week: SolarWinds breach lawsuits: 6 takeaways for CISOs, Navy Seals’ 5 Leadership Principles That Will Transform Entrepreneurs Into Influential Leaders, More Powerful People Express Less Gratitude, & more!
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- 1. Here are what CISOs named as their 20 critical priorities for 2022Here’s a snapshot of the topics CISOs are focused on in 2022: - Threat landscape/current security events - Malware/ransomware readiness - Cloud security - Workforce recruitment and development - Zero trust
- 2. SolarWinds breach lawsuits: 6 takeaways for CISOsCivil lawsuits aim to show that SolarWinds and its CISO did not take adequate actions to prevent a breach. Here's how security leaders can protect themselves and their organizations from similar claims: - Personnel need to follow policy and procedures - Maintain a register to track and manage risks - Document cybersecurity training - Assign mission-critical tasks according to risk - Have a long-term security plan, but be prepared to pivot - Resource cybersecurity according to risk
- 3. C-suite shifts: CTOs team with CIOs to confront IT challengesAs businesses continue to adjust to an unpredictable pandemic, unreliable supply chains and the unabated presence of cyberthreats, there are hopeful signs that a more collaborative relationship between CIOs and CTOs is helping companies meet growing technology demands.
- 4. Four worries bank cybersecurity experts faceHere is a look at some of the tactics of highly sophisticated threat actors, third-party threats banks face and what cybersecurity experts believe their institutions ought to do about them. - Hackers target market-moving information - Bank tech partners also present security risks - Banks worry about insecurity of crypto exchanges - Most security chiefs don’t report to the CEO
- 5. Navy Seals’ 5 Leadership Principles That Will Transform Entrepreneurs Into Influential LeadersAfter ten years of building my startup, I wish someone had shown me these lessons earlier: Lesson 1: Your Mission Comes First Lesson 2: It’s Always Your Fault, Sir Lesson 3: Complexity Is a Way to Disaster Lesson 4: Don’t Lead The Entire Army Lesson 5: The Skill You Need To Train Every Morning
- 6. Research: More Powerful People Express Less GratitudeResearch shows that people with power tend to express gratitude less than those without it. In organizations, this can result in employees feeling under-appreciated and, in some cases, more likely to quit. To develop better habits around gratitude, leaders should understand the outsized impact a “thank you” can have, particularly in the era of remote work, and begin taking the perspective of others and leading by example. And if your boss doesn’t thank you enough, you can take steps to boost gratitude in your own life. Consider reaching out to old bosses and colleagues to say thank you and rekindle connections, or vocally boost the contributions of low-power employees in workplace settings.