Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monthly ITsec Leadership Quotes and Articles: November 2010

The New CISO: How the role has changed in 5 years, on the Security Leadership section of, about the more business-oriented nature of security positions these days.

[FR] Certification: mandatory way for CISOs (La certification, passage obligé du RSSI ?), forum chat on the certification of CISOs.

A security evangelist shares his best practices, on NetworkWorld, with good insight about what really matters when you're responsible for the security of a big, heterogeneous, sometimes hostile network... very much of what I would say on the same matter.

Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work, on TEDtalks, about a better time management suggestion: just cancel your next meeting!
(via Windancer - Stairway to ...Heaven?)

The Value of Cyber-Awareness Campaigns, on Healthcare Information Security Blogs, about a subjet on which I have very little experience and I'm happy to read insights

Schneier's approach to changing passwords, rational, as usual.

Why Your Next CISO May be an Attorney, on Healthcare Information Security Blogs. Though I may not agree with the content, I think it's a good reading.

Relationships in Corporate Security, Do They Matter?, on's Security Recruiter Blog, about the importance of human skills in security positions.

[FR] The era of the non-technical CISO (L'ère du RSSI non technicien), on the French community site Security Vibes, about the evolution towards management people in security.

"There are three ways to deal with climate change: Adapt, manage, or suffer.", Admiral Thad Allen, HBR Nov 2010.

"Make the objectives clear, but avoid micromanaging those who will execute on them.", Michael Useeem, HBR Nov 2010.

"Management attention is your scarcest resource.", Robert Simons, HBR Nov 2010.

"People think that focus means saying yes to the thing you've got your focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas.", Steve Jobs according to Robert Simons, HBR Nov 2010.