In this episode of “Life of a CISO” with Dr. Eric Cole, he discusses the crucial role of mindset over technical skills in cybersecurity success. Dr. Cole emphasizes believing in one’s worthiness for advancement and financial success. He also highlights the reality of cyber warfare, labeling it as World War Three due to the pervasive nature of cyberattacks. Dr. Cole urges CISOs to educate executives about the severity of cyber threats to secure necessary resources and address challenges effectively.

In this episode:

  • 1:00 – Introduction
  • 3:00 – Personal Empowerment
  • 7:00 – Identifying Personal Growth Barriers
  • 9:00 – Experiential Goals vs. Material Possessions
  • 13:00 – Recognizing Cyber Warfare
  • 19:00 – Media Perception of Cybersecurity
  • 22:00 – Need for Truth in Cybersecurity
  • 26:00 – Responsibility for Cybersecurity Breaches
  • 29:00 – Holding Individuals Accountable for Cybersecurity Failures