I’m pleased to offer an excerpt from the book Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer: A How to Guide for Next Generation Security Leaders, by author Roland Cloutier and published by Syngress.
Industry decision-makers need to re-think their hiring strategies. Sure, those credentials sound great. Problem is, likelihood of hardened mindsets is enhanced tenfold because of them. While a candidate may have the juice under the hood, this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re willing to hit the gas when it counts. When interviewing seasoned candidates, focus on change.
When students and staff at the Coast Guard Academy needed their laptops and mobile phones repaired, they called Larry Mathews. For over a decade, Mathews owned the local computer repair shop. Then he pleaded guilty to computer intrusion.
In my first column I invited you into the office of the CSO and the CEO of a company that had re-positioned itself as a security risk management services (SRMS) provider; a new category that I feel is emerging to address the need for a 360-degree view and understanding of an organization’s risk strategy, plan, processes and metrics.