The Key Element Of A CISO

In this episode of Life of a CISO, Dr. Eric Cole highlights the fact that communication is a two-way street. Listening is an integral part of communication, one that makes you a World-Class CISO. To effectively communicate, you must listen and understand to create an empowering conversation.

Listen to this week’s podcast here, and let us know how you plan to improve your communication.

In this episode:

  • 1:25– What is the most important aspect of a CISO
  • 2:00– Communication solves all problems
  • 4:35– Communication is a critical skill
  • 6:45– Talking is 1/3rd of communication
  • 7:30– Speaking and listening are both parts of a healthy conversation
  • 13:50– Don’t give opinions till you understand the target of the business
  • 14:15– Listen more than you speak
  • 14:30– Ask articulate questions
  • 17:40– As a CISO start communicating in the business language
  • 22:00– Listen and ask questions
  • 22:25– Speaking and communicating are two different elements
  • 25:00– Take inventory of your skills
  • 26:00– How much time did you spend listening
  • 28:00– Get honest with yourself
  • 30:00– World-Class CISOs are the best listeners