Well, it’s happening! My first Forrester report was published this week. (Forrester clients can access here.) The topic? Cybersecurity transformation, of course! It’s what I have lived and breathed for the last 3.5 years.
I have also engaged peer CISOs doing terrific work transforming their firms’ security function and capabilities — I’ve always had a passion to learn from their experience. What makes one leader a transformational CISO versus a traditional CISO? What is their secret sauce?
I found a couple of things when I wrote this doc:
Above all, my favorite part of this research, and one that has resonated with me very personally, were the discussions we had on the importance of resilience and other personal leadership qualities. As an example of one of those gems in the discussion, Dr. Maria Milosavljevic told us: “People will get tired of hearing about security. CISOs need to keep going anyway and keep doing what needs to be done. Resilience is setting your sights on what ‘good’ looks like and moving forward.”
This is not a job for the faint-hearted. If you are undertaking a transformation or considering undertaking one, you’ll need courage, resilience, a strong belief in your end outcome, and a strong desire to take people on the journey with you.
(This post originally appeared on the Forrester Research blog, which can be viewed here).
Register or login for access to this item and much more
All Information Management content is archived after seven days.
Community members receive:
- All recent and archived articles
- Conference offers and updates
- A full menu of enewsletter options
- Web seminars, white papers, ebooks
Already have an account? Log In
Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access