Careers, Compliance, Leadership, Privacy

The Dark Side, CISO Transition, & Communicate in Bursts – BSW #194

In the Leadership and Communications section, The Dark Side Of Authentic Leadership, Why CISOs must be students of the business, Top IT certifications and degrees to help you advance your career, and more.

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Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance
  1. 1. Top IT certifications and degrees to help you advance your career - Some of IT's most valuable certifications for career development today include: - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - CCIE Data Center: - Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) - CompTIA A+ - Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - Project Management Professional (PMP) - Oracle Certified Professional - Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) - AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  2. 2. Successful Remote Teams Communicate in Bursts - With the Covid-19 pandemic ongoing, the move to an online workplace has become widespread and may well endure. But, as many organizations are learning, managing the flow of communication among remote teams is tricky. Our latest research findings have led to insights that can help. They center on the concepts of burstiness, information diversity, and physiological synchrony, attention to which can foster creativity, streamline processes, reduce the stress of multi-tasking, and improve team performance.
  3. 3. Why CISOs must be students of the business - Technical expertise will only get you so far. To earn a seat at the executive table, today's CISOs need to understand their business.
  4. 4. What NOT to Do in Your First 90 Days as a CISO – Security Boulevard - So, what SHOULD your first 90 days look like? 1. Listen, learn and build relationships 2. Assess current cybersecurity posture 3. Create a strategic roadmap 4. Put together your presentation
  5. 5. 7 steps to ensure a successful CISO transition - CISOs can play a critical role transitioning their replacements to the job and build a great reputation in the process. Follow this advice to ensure security operations don't miss a beat. 1. Be open, candid, and positive 2. Create a transition plan 3. Brief the new CISO on business and security activities 4. Provide documentation of security tools and practices 5. Be honest but factual about organizational and staffing issues 6. Involve stakeholders in the onboarding process 7. Step away, but follow up
  6. 6. The Dark Side Of Authentic Leadership - Contrary to popular belief, effective leaders are rarely authentic, and authentic leaders can be brutally ineffective. While we hate to admit it, the ability to fake it is a critical ingredient of leadership potential.
Jason Albuquerque
Jason Albuquerque
Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies
Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
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