CISO COMPASS Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers
#1 Best Selling Information Security Book by Taylor & Francis in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022!
2020 Cybersecurity CANON Hall of Fame Winner
Todd Fitzgerald, co-author of the ground-breaking (ISC)2 CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard, co-author for the E-C Council CISO Body of Knowledge, and contributor to many others including Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK, COBIT 5 for Information Security, and ISACA CSX Cybersecurity Fundamental Certification, is back with this new book incorporating practical experience in leading, building, and sustaining an information security/cybersecurity program.
CISO COMPASS includes personal, pragmatic perspectives and lessons learned of over 75 award-winning CISOs, security leaders, professional association leaders, and cybersecurity standard setters who have fought the tough battle. Todd has also, for the first time, adapted the McKinsey 7S framework (strategy, structure, systems, shared values, staff, skills and style) for organizational effectiveness to the practice of leading cybersecurity to structure the content to ensure comprehensive coverage by the CISO and security leaders to key issues impacting the delivery of the cybersecurity strategy and demonstrate to the Board of Directors due diligence. The insights will assist the security leader to create programs appreciated and supported by the organization, capable of industry/ peer award-winning recognition, enhance cybersecurity maturity, gain confidence by senior management, and avoid pitfalls.
The book is a comprehensive, soup-to-nuts book enabling security leaders to effectively protect information assets and build award-winning programs by covering topics such as developing cybersecurity strategy, emerging trends and technologies, cybersecurity organization structure and reporting models, leveraging current incidents, security control frameworks, risk management, laws and regulations, data protection and privacy, meaningful policies and procedures, multi-generational workforce team dynamics, soft skills, and communicating with the Board of Directors and executive management. The book is valuable to current and future security leaders as a valuable resource and an integral part of any college program for information/ cybersecurity.
Section 1: THE CISO ROAD MAP
1. CISO Role: Evolution or Revolution?
2. Cybersecurity Leadership and the McKinsey 7-S Framework
Section 2: STRATEGY
3. Developing Strategy
4. Emerging Technologies and Trends
Section 3: STRUCTURE
5. Cybersecurity Organization Structure
6. CISO Reporting Models
Section 4: SYSTEMS
7. Leveraging the Incidents of Others
8. The Security Control Framework Maze
9. Risk Management Practices
Section 5: SHARED VALUES
10. It’s the Law
11. Data Protection and Privacy Every CISO Must Know
12. Meaningful Policies and Procedures
Section 6: STAFF
13. Multigenerational Workforce Team Dynamics
Section 7: SKILLS
14. CISO Soft Skills
Section 8: STYLE
15. The CISO and the Board of Directors