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Companies Need to Rethink What Cybersecurity Leadership Is (Harvard Business Review)

  • 1.  Companies Need to Rethink What Cybersecurity Leadership Is (Harvard Business Review)

    Posted 30 days ago
    Opening paragraph:

    "For businesses today, cyber risk is everywhere. Yet for all the investments they've made to secure their systems and protect customers, companies are still struggling to make cybersecurity a vibrant, proactive part of strategy, operations, and culture. The root cause is twofold: (1) Cybersecurity is treated as a back-office job and (2) most cyber leaders are ill-equipped to exert strategic influence. Given that a cyber leader's average tenure is just 18 months, it's clear that something needs to change."

    https://hbr.org/2019/11/companies-need-to-rethink-what-cybersecurity-leadership-is

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    Jim Reavis CCSK
    Cloud Security Alliance
    Bellingham WA
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  • 2.  RE: Companies Need to Rethink What Cybersecurity Leadership Is (Harvard Business Review)

    Posted 24 days ago
    "Cyber leaders have the monstrous and all-important goal of securing a business, but when companies make big, strategic decisions - about business models, digital strategy, product mix, M&A - cybersecurity is an afterthought."

    Another quote from the article (I bolded the last sentence.) The author actually compares the task that CISO's have to the task that CMO's have. Essentially, fighting to convince other C suites/the entire company of the importance of the role (of Marketing or Cybersecurity) - as essential, not extra, or an afterthought.

    Time to be proactive instead of reactive! 


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    Jaclyn Parton
    Marketing Coordinator
    Cloud Security Alliance
    Bellingham WA
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