Last month I had the honor to speak at the Security 500 conference in front of a large room of senior security leaders. My own personal take-away from the event is that no matter how long you’ve been in this industry there is always something new to learn. Learning through some new perspective, a new approach or best practice, but mostly through the simple conversations when meeting someone new. I love that and I sincerely send a thank you to everyone who attended to share their perspectives so we can all learn from conversation. It’s important.
The constant change this industry continuously goes through makes it fun. New threats, new tools, new business models and best practices – it seems endless and I suspect it always will be. When we think about security management, do we look at making change to how we manage the same way we look at the threats and tools that force us to change our tactics? When would you know it’s time to take a look at a different management approach and where would you start? Have you spent time thinking about your “philosophy” to security management? Is it different now than when you started? Not just from a maturity standpoint or that you’ve been through leadership training, but a complete review of the security management part of our jobs. Who would you turn to? With the hectic pace of our careers, is there time for that kind of perspective and potential shakeup?