Security professionals seeking to advance their careers often ask me whether certifications are worth it, and, if so, which ones they should pursue. The answer, of course, depends on the person and his or her goals. Plenty of people excel without a credential.
Here’s an embarrassing admission: I’m a lifelong Jets fan. If you need proof that the organization is considered a laughingstock, a 2019 article in Inc. magazine is titled, “Want to Be a Great Leader? Look to the New York Jets—and Then Do the Opposite.”
Meet Ray Espinoza, Chief Information Security Officer at Cobalt. With over 20 years of technology experience and 14+ years in information security, Espinoza’s collaborative leadership style has enabled him to build information security and risk management programs that support business objectives and build customer trust. Here, we talk to Espinoza about common cybersecurity hurdles leadership teams may encounter when restructuring.
Last month this column looked at how humor can enhance leadership. Inspired by the book "Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes," this month’s column explains security leadership through jokes.
Humor is tricky business in the security world, however. Briefing staff on warning signs of workplace violence, precursors of terrorist attacks, contingency plans for natural disasters, and methods of corporate espionage doesn’t exactly lend themselves to one-liners. Dealing with most security incidents isn’t a laughing matter.
Both artificial intelligence (AI) and emotional intelligence (EI) have critical roles to play in security. But two recent reports accentuate the challenge of leadership that tethers technology to humanity.
Duke Energy, a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., named Keith Butler as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer. He is currently senior vice president, global risk management and insurance, chief risk officer and acting chief ethics and compliance officer. The company also named new leaders in the critical areas of corporate security, risk management and ethics and compliance.
ON DEMAND: This webinar will offer industry best practices to help your security team create or expand a sustainable program that aids in the fulfillment of your organization’s goals and objectives, while assisting your local agencies in fulfilling some of theirs as well — ultimately offering stronger security and response across both.