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There are many other factors in the make-up of the next-generation CISO, however, they stand out as key differentiators of forward-looking professionals. The six differentiating characteristics include:
• Balancing Opportunity with Risk
• Demonstrating Leadership
• Managing Incidents and Crises
• Finding Their Own Voice
• Dealing with Regulatory Volume
• Handling Technology
What exactly, though, does a transformational CISO possess that sets him or her apart? That allows him or her to “love” the hard work of overhauling and rebuilding?
There are a number of traits and characteristics that define such a leader:
1. A transformational CISO is energized by change and disruption, and they’re energetic in general.
2. They’re comfortable operating in chaos.
3. They’re dynamic and adaptable.
4. They’re outspoken and persuasive, they tend to be more extraverted, and they’re able to build consensus.
5. They have to be able to do a bit of sales, and they have to be able to fit security into the rest of the company’s journey.
You’ve no doubt heard the saying “what gets measured gets managed.” And it’s true. Why? Because what gets measured, gets noticed. CEOs and other executives respond to what boards and shareholders notice.
Here are five strategies that will help you to make better, faster decisions:
1. Fewer options = better decisions.
2. Earlier is better.
3. Fewer people make better decisions than big groups.
4. Sleep on it.
5. Toss the coin.
To understand the critical nature of face to negotiation success, consider these three cases:
1. Afghanistan – Freeing Hostages
2. Calgary – A Crisis Negotiation
3. Brazil and France – A Business Tug-of-War
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing an advisory to alert companies that engage with victims of ransomware attacks of the potential sanctions risks for facilitating ransomware payments. This advisory highlights OFAC’s designations of malicious cyber actors and those who facilitate ransomware transactions under its cyber-related sanctions program.
URL to the advisory: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/ofac_ransomware_advisory_10012020_1.pdf
In the leadership and communications section, 8 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a New Board Leader, How Cybersecurity Leaders Can Build Employee Trust—And Why It Is Important, 7 rules to communicate the business value of IT, and more!