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Ciso Leadership: Essential Principles for Success ((ISC)2 Press)by Todd Fitzgerald
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Caught in the crosshairs of ?Leadership? and ?Information Technology?, Information Security professionals are increasingly tapped to operate as business executives. This often puts them on a career path they did not expect, in a field not yet clearly defined. IT training does not usually includemanagerial skills such as leadership, team-building, communication, risk assessment, and corporate business savvy, needed by CISOs. Yet a lack in any of these areas can short circuit a career in information security.
CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success captures years of hard knocks, success stories, and yes, failures. This is not a how-to book or a collection of technical data. It does not cover products or technology or provide a recapitulation of the common body of knowledge. The book delineates information needed by security leaders and includes from-the-trenches advice on how to have a successful career in the field.
With a stellar panel of contributors including William H. Murray, Harry Demaio, James Christiansen, Randy Sanovic, Mike Corby, Howard Schmidt, and other thought leaders, the book brings together the collective experience of trail blazers. The authors have learned through experience?been there, done that, have the t-shirt?and yes, the scars. A glance through the contents demonstrates the breadth and depth of coverage, not only in topics included but also in expertise provided by the chapter authors. They are the pioneers, who, while initially making it up as they went along, now provide the next generation of information security professionals with a guide to success.
Book News Annotation:
From the first day on the job, many chief information security officers (CISOs) may be secure in their technical skills but know deep inside they have little or no training in leadership, team building, communication, risk assessment, and corporate business strategy. In other words, the business skills do not come with the suit. This collection of articles drawn from both research and experience gives new CISOs a quick reference guide, including summaries, recaps and references, for such topics as career advancement, the evolving information security landscape, business drivers, security as a business function, security leadership, the public sector CISO, street smarts, organizational culture, the art of selling security, security strategy, risk, managing commitment, measuring security, privacy and ethics, leading in a crisis, avoiding pitfalls, and scanning the horizon for future issues. This works as an in-service guide as well as for self-study. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success provides the guidance needed to become a successful executive-level computer security manager. Individuals possessing technical skills and experience often lack the managerial skills needed, such as leadership, team-building, communication, and risk assessment skills, as well as corporate business savvy. Written by experienced security professionals, and including interviews with successful CISOs, this work describes the real-world management skills needed by aspiring senior security executives. This unique text is a valuable reference for IT professionals, students and executives already in or working toward management positions.
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