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IDG Contributor Network: Don't be a cyber dentist

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 2, 2016.

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    What leadership persona do you want to project as a security manager?

    While attending a security conference keynote recently, I grimaced when the speaker concluded by comparing security professionals to dentists. We both fill cavities. Ouch! This struck a nerve. How many people look forward to visiting their dentist? Even today, when most dentists have video screens, games and soft music, a visit isn’t anticipated with joy. But was the speaker right? Are we looked on as “dentists”? Do we want this persona? I recently had two dentist appointments that made me think about this presentation.

    If not dentist or janitor, then what? In this post I want to outline a different way to understand security leadership and hopefully help you get to such a position. Michael Santarcangelo covers leadership regularly in his blog and I recommend you check it out.

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