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.
Sixty-six percent of data protection leaders admit that employees are the weakest link in an enterprise’s security posture, and 55 percent of organizations have had a security incident or data breach due to a malicious or negligent employee, according to the Ponemon Institute’s report on Managing Insider Risk through Training and Culture.
When it comes to cybersecurity, school districts don’t present the content-rich targets that major corporations or government agencies might, but they also don’t have the same resources to protect themselves, says Jim Flanagan, chief learning service officer at the International Society for Technology in Education.
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Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.