Ask The Right Questions

In this episode of Life of a CISO, Dr. Eric Cole emphasizes the fact that smart people know all the right answers, but brilliant people ask all the right questions. To be world-class you must be experts in asking the right questions. 

The golden question one must always be prepared to ask is, “What options am I not considering?” Thinking outside the box and removing yourself from your comfort zones will help you achieve the unimaginable.

In this episode:

  • 1:15– Brilliant people ask the right questions
  • 1:30-World-Class people are experts in asking questions
  • 4:20– We are all about trying to find the right answers
  • 5:50– When it comes to business, you may not be the smartest
  • 8:30– What options are you not considering?
  • 14:15– Consider options out of your comfort zone and think out of the box
  • 15:30– What business is the company really in?
  • 19:35-The security is wrong if cybersecurity negatively impacts the business
  • 20:45– Start asking unique questions
  • 21:03– Understand the business to come up with creative solutions
  • 27:00– What concerns do you have when it comes to the success of this company?
  • 27:20– What worst-case scenarios could put us out of business?
  • 28:15– What are the 3–5-year goals of this company?
  • 30:00– Asking correct questions on a regular basis is the way to go