In this “Life of a CISO” episode, Dr. Eric Cole poses essential questions that aspiring Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) must ponder. He explores the core aspects of the role, from managing teams and prioritizing risk to embracing the uncertainties that come with it. Dr. Cole highlights three fundamental questions for viewers to reflect upon: first, evaluating their current career trajectory and determining if the CISO path aligns with their long-term aspirations; second, identifying their true desires with conviction to pursue the CISO role wholeheartedly; and finally, understanding the need for self-development, as becoming a CISO requires transforming into a different person by aligning beliefs and values with the goal.

This thought-provoking video challenges viewers to assess their ambitions and encourages them to take proactive steps toward becoming a CISO. Dr. Eric Cole’s insights provide invaluable guidance for those considering the CISO track, urging them to reflect on their career goals, passion, and willingness to evolve into the role’s demands. By addressing these fundamental questions, aspiring CISOs can pave a clearer path toward achieving their ultimate career aspirations.

In this episode:

  • 1:00Introduction
  • 3:30– Do you want to be a CISO?
  • 5:30– Where are you currently going
  • 14:00– What do you really want
  • 19:00– Who do you need to become in order to get what you want?
  • 21:00– A shift in the people wanting to become a CISO and why
  • 27:00– Reset your mind