Careers, Leadership, Compliance

Using MindMaps to Strengthen Cybersecurity – Michael Wilcox – CSP #81

CISOs, security leaders and their teams must consume a large amount of information from many sources to remain effective. How does the CISO organize unstructured information? How does the CISO brainstorm? How does the CISO collaborate? Mind Mapping is a very effective tool to generate ideas quickly and was also used to create the CISO COMPASS book! Learn from a CISO who uses Mind Maps™ for just about everything!

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit:

Wilcox, M. 2019. Mind Maps™ Effective Method for Organizing Cybersecurity Information In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pgs. 80-81. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. This segment is sponsored by Wiz. Visit to learn more about them!

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Michael Wilcox
Michael Wilcox
CISO - Field at Stratascale

Michael Wilcox has more than 20 years of experience providing IT Security Leadership across a comprehensive portfolio of security environments. He has developed programs and centers of excellence for IT Security services including forensics, incident response, education and awareness programs, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, data loss prevention, enterprise information security architecture, compliance, encryption, identity & access management and disaster recovery. Michael has held CISO roles for a global Fortune 300 manufacturing company and the largest non-profit organization for cancer research. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology/Information Systems Security and maintains various IT certifications including CISSP, CISM, Security+, Project+, and ITILv3f.


Todd Fitzgerald
Todd Fitzgerald
Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative
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