How to manage your time

In this week of Life of a CISO Dr. Eric Cole discusses one of the most essential skills of a CISO, time management.

As a CISO you should already understand the technical and strategic elements of your position, but to be a world-class CISO, you have to learn what risks and vulnerabilities have priorities and which ones cost more time then damage they could cause.

Join Dr. Cole to learn how to begin making the correct decisions that lead to you becoming world class.

In this episode:

  • 0:26 You can understand your job, but if you can’t manage your time, you won’t be world class
  • 2:26 You can’t do everything, but you can do anything
  • 3:16 I can do any role in the company (but I shouldn’t)
  • 5:14 Would you miss a really important appointment? Of course not!
  • 7:06 What if your position was cut in half?
  • 8:31 Projects expand to the amount of time you are given
  • 10:40 Don’t force yourself to become a CISO if you’re better off being a security engineer
  • 12:16 Technical
  • 13:07 What area is neglected? The strategy side.
  • 15:45 No perfect formula, just do what works best for the organization
  • 17:45 How to block your time out
  • 18:43 Most people are not clear on their highest priority
  • 20:09 Super ninja trick: Write down top 3 things to focus on
  • 21:40 Commit to try this for 30 days
  • 21:14 What are my non-negotiables?
  • 26:10 The clearer you get on what you have to do today to meet your goals, the more you can do