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How to Interview for Grit

I just finished the book “GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth. Duckworth is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and has studied Grit in the context of success for over a decade.

The results of her studies: Grit matters.

Instinctively, when I speak with leaders of organizations they know that […]

By |2020-01-25T12:36:01+00:00June 18th, 2018|CISO Discussions, Culture|0 Comments

How to Turn the Risk Committee Meeting into the Most Valuable Meeting on Your Calendar

Mention “Risk Committee” or “Enterprise Risk” to upper management and you will probably get an eye role. If you suggest a standing meeting about risk – it might get you fired. BUT – I believe the risk committee meeting can be the most valuable meeting on your calendar. Here’s how:

Why Risk Committee Meetings Are Important

Successful risk committee meetings are all about […]

Thoughts on Building an Information Security Program that Sticks

Most executives realize that information security (and cybersecurity) is a rising threat within their organization. This is the new normal in the digital economy. As result information security professionals that used to be viewed as technical practitioners are finding seats at the executive table and at with the board of directors.

The problem for most organizations trying to build an information security […]

Quality Work Does Not Mean Quality Service

“Managing the Professional Services Firm” by David Maister is considered to be “core canon” among consulting professionals. Though it was originally published over 25 years ago (1993) it has aged gracefully and almost all of its content is still relevant today.

One of our team’s favorite distinction, as pointed out by Maister, is […]

How to Effectively Communicate Your Security and Compliance Story to Prospective Clients and Business Partners

I read an article last week about Wal-Mart forcing some of their vendors off Amazon’s cloud.

Wal-Mart has an incredible amount of leverage over their vendors so my guess is that most SaaS providers probably went along with Wal-Mart’s request.

This type of thing isn’t uncommon in the world of vendor management. I have personally worked with high-growth companies and service providers […]