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Stop focusing on gaps to gain influence as a security leader

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Oct 13, 2015.

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    RSS New Member Member

    How many gaps are you addressing in your environment?

    I read headlines and listen to stories about all sorts of gaps. Talent gaps. Breach gaps. Detection gaps. Response gaps. The list is long. It seems we find gaps everywhere we look.

    Do you actually call them gaps? Have you presented them as gaps?

    That’s a problem.

    Focusing on gaps erodes your value as a leader. It diminishes your influence. It makes it harder for you to earn the respect you deserve. Security leaders focused on gaps get perceived as weak. If only by connotation of the word gap.


    Because gaps are negative. It creates a problem for us in two ways: our mindsets, and how other leaders view us.

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