Chief security officers (CSOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) can gain insights on management best practices from a new book titled Modern Management and Leadership: Best Practice Essentials with CISO/CSO Applications.

The book, authored by experienced security management journalist and writer Mark Tarallo, outlines management strategies in three sections:

The first section provides best practice guidance on action areas in which a modern manager may be involved — from recruiting and hiring to onboarding and leading teams, and from employee engagement and retention to coaching, performance management and working with difficult employees.

The second section explains the essential concepts and practice of a range of effective leadership styles such as servant leadership, crisis leadership, change agent leadership, sustaining leadership and diversity and inclusion leadership. This helps the reader lead through different situations whether it be working through a crisis, leading through organizational change, building staff resilience or coaching and empowering employee teams.

The third section offers detailed case studies from innovative CISOs and CSOs on how management and leadership principles and practices play out in on-the-ground workplace scenarios. Sometimes, CISOs and CSOs are perceived by other C-suite executives as “security cops,” rather than true business and organizational leaders. These on-the-ground case studies will help managers avoid such pigeonholing.

Modern Management and Leadership is published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group as part of their Internal Audit and IT Audit book series. The book concludes by discussing the future of security management alongside the rapid evolution of leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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