How To Advance As A CISO

Check out this episode of Life of a CISO, where Dr. Eric Cole provides techniques for you to implement to advance as a Chief Information Security Officer. First, he will cover how CISOs who evolve from a security engineer position lack the mindset needed to lead the business to success. Second, he provides insight into the most significant difference between a security engineer and a world-class CISO’s understanding of their environment. A  world-class CISO immerses themselves beyond the focus in their previous environment and understands the critical components of the business to make proper decisions. Most importantly, Dr. Cole will discuss the importance of having a target vision to center your focus and execute a plan to drive success. The techniques Dr. Cole discusses will provide insight for you to implement on the path to becoming a world-class CISO. 

Watch Life of a CISO with Dr. Eric Cole to understand how a CISOs mindset can affect the critical components of a successful business.

In this episode:

  • 0:58– CISO certification available

  • 1:54– Helping you become world-class

  • 3:08– Focus on getting amazing results

  • 4:45– Think and act world-class

  • 6:00– Come up with a vision

  • 6:55– Your vivid vision into the future

  • 7:55– Be specific with your vision

  • 9:30– Have a clear target

  • 10:30– Be specific and take actions

  • 12:30– Write a vision as a CISO

  • 14:30– Five challenges faced by a CISO

  • 17:08– What makes your business unique

  • 18:58– Having security knowledge is important

  • 19:20– CISOs don’t understand the environment

  • 20:30– You need to understand the business

  • 22:27– Are you a CISO or an ISO

  • 24:30– Maximize revenue

  • 25:20– Average CISOs say no most times

  • 25:30– World-class CISOs focus on enabling the business

  • 26:38– You must accept the risk

  • 27:20– Take calculated risks

  • 27:57– What is the risk of exposure

  • 28:30– Make security a business enabler

  • 29:30– Take the risk if benefits are high