In the latest episode of “Life of a CISO” with Dr. Eric Cole, the focus shifts from technical skills to mindset, highlighting the essential role of mindset in cybersecurity success. Dr. Cole emphasizes the importance of recognizing and challenging limiting beliefs, particularly in the context of transitioning from a security engineering background to a CISO role. He addresses common misconceptions about the hiring process for CISOs and offers practical advice on rewriting resumes and approaching job applications with confidence. Dr. Cole stresses the significance of self-belief and persistence in overcoming career challenges, ultimately guiding listeners towards a mindset of abundance and success in the cybersecurity field.

In this episode:

  • 1:00 – Introduction
  • 2:40 – Challenges with Mindset vs. Skill Set in Students
  • 7:00 – Increasing Awareness of Self-Limiting Beliefs
  • 11:00 – Shifting Perspectives Through Evidence
  • 14:00 – Transitioning from Security Engineer to CISO
  • 17:00 – Transitioning to Deputy CISO
  • 19:00 – The Transition to CISO: Focusing on Relevant Skills
  • 25:00 – Addressing Mindset in Career Progression
  • 27:00 – Addressing Self-Limiting Beliefs in CV Writing