Category Archives: Leadership

Essential skills to start any career path in information security

Many career paths in information security are well-established and new ones are emerging. Although there are specific skills required for each career path, some skills are fundamental and essential for each of these career paths. These essential skills are listed … Continue reading

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Why we need to redefine CIA triad of information security

Whether it is opening a firewall port, relaxing a permission on an S3 bucket, or mailing a confidential document to a private email address, people often try to circumvent information security controls with a “good intention of getting things done”. … Continue reading

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SIX MODELS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER

Six fundamental models that always fill my personal and professional life with joy, pleasure and satisfaction Do the right thing, always – This is my first model of a joyful life, explained to me by a school senior friend. If … Continue reading

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Book “Cybersecurity Arm Wrestling” Published.

My latest book “Cybersecurity Arm Wrestling: Winning the perpetual fight against crime by building a modern Security Operations Center (SOC)” is published and available on amazon.com worldwide. This is a relatively short book with 11 chapters, three sections and about … Continue reading

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Final Draft of Book – Cybersecurity Arm Wrestling

The final draft of “Cybersecurity Arm Wrestling – Winning the perpetual fight against crime by building a modern Security Operations Center (SOC)” book is complete and is available for download and your comments. The book consists of ten chapters as … Continue reading

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Run Away from People with Defeatist Attitude

While negativity usually becomes very toxic for any team fairly quickly, defeatist attitude is probably the worst. Defeatists give up even before trying and urge others to do the same. They fear change. “A defeatist is the opposite of an … Continue reading

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CISO Tools to Build (or Tweak) a Cybersecurity Roadmap, Create Business Case and Request Funding

I am not telling you anything new when I say that an essential part of a CISO’s job is to build a Cybersecurity program, communicate it to stakeholders, and continuously tweak it based upon continuously changing threat landscape. Job of … Continue reading

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A 3-3-4-5 Model for CISO Strategy

Many CISOs and Infosec leaders I meet face continuous challenge to communicate their strategy that is simple and others in their organization can understand and relate to. I have created a simple model for CISOs to explain it on a single page and have found it to be an effective tool. Continue reading

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