Insight into Security Leadership

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Practitioners New to a Leading Role

You want to make sure your first couple of years run smoothly and your plans come to fruition and add value to the company.
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How to Get the Traction Security Needs to Influence the Organization

If you as a security leader have never asked yourself why the security function isn't gaining the influence and traction it deserves, you are in a very small minority.
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Things I Learned When Starting a New Security Leadership Role

The smartest people in the room are that way because they learned from others' mistakes.
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The OPaL+ Assessment Executive Summary

There are three main factors and two cultural attributes that play a role in the success of enhancing or moving programs ahead in any given organization. These form the OPaL+ acronym.
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After You've Moved Into a New Role in Security

Some thoughts on how to engage the business as a new Security Leader.
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Faculty Advisor: Building a Successful Security Business Team

I feel that our security department is generally thought of in a positive light in our company. However, I don’t think our business partners look at us as leaders within the company. Any advice how to turn this around?
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Advances and Stalemates in Security

Based on SEC research and collaborations with senior security executives in all types of organizations, these are our thoughts on how security leaders have advanced and where they seem to have hit a wall.
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Security's Biggest Challenge

The role of the Security function is essentially to identify and mitigate security risks to the organization.
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What is the Most Important Characteristic of an Outstanding CSO/CISO?

In this Security Barometer relationship building was selected as the most important characteristic of an outstanding CSO/CISO.
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The Effect Organizational Culture has on Security

In this security barometer we examining whether the organization you work for is hindering or helping you achieve your risk management objectives. Even among organizations that strongly believe in the value risk management brings to the table there are varying levels of internal support for that function. Sometimes the reasons...
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