In the latest episode of “Life of a CISO” with Dr. Eric Cole, listeners are treated to a personal journey through Dr. Cole’s path to becoming a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). From his humble beginnings on Long Island to his pivotal decision to major in computer science over architecture, Dr. Cole shares valuable insights and lessons learned along the way. Through anecdotes and reflections, he emphasizes the importance of embracing one’s uniqueness, challenging limiting beliefs, and persistently pursuing opportunities, offering invaluable advice to aspiring cybersecurity professionals.

In this episode:

  • 1:00Introduction Eric’s journey of becoming a CISO
  • 6:00 – Overcoming limiting beliefs and labels
  • 9:00 – The importance of choice
  • 12:00 – Discovering passion and purpose in life
  • 15:00 – Transition to computer science and following guidance
  • 20:00 – Following passion
  • 28:00 – Growing from criticism