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The Business Reason Culture Comes Last, Not First

As one of the first researchers and consultants on culture, beginning in 1978, I fully understand how important culture is to customer satisfaction, employee engagement, cyber security and overall business performance. (see Culture Rules) Yes, culture matters; big time! It is … Continue reading

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Cyber Security, the CISO and the Board: A Critical Partnership

Alliances and partnerships produce stability when they reflect realities and interests. ~ Stephen Kinzer The old expression of “walk a mile in my shoes” is a fitting analogy for building a cyber safe organization. While there is no 100% guarantee … Continue reading

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Cyber Security and Apollo 13: “Houston, we’ve had a problem!”

“It’s like flying with a dead elephant on our back.” ~ James Lovell, Apollo 13 Astronauts are a highly select group of engineers, scientists and pilots, and also some of the most rigorously trained of all professionals.  For months and … Continue reading

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Boards Take Note: Culture Oversight Should Be More Than Employee Engagement Metrics

“No organization, small or large, can sustain success in the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it. Sustainable success and reputation starts and ends with the Board!” There are two kinds … Continue reading

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The CISO as Enterprise Integrator

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”  ~Aristotle Even in the 4th Century BC, it was understood that functions within an organization working  together for a common goal produced better results than working independently. Somewhere between Aristotle … Continue reading

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Cyber Security, Traffic Lights and Roundabouts

Warren Buffett famously remarked: “Risk is not knowing what you are doing.” Simple yet profound. Many a time I have fallen victim to an overinflated sense of my own abilities and suffered the consequences, sometimes to my own ego and sometimes to … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Culture: The Missing Link

An effective business strategy is comprised of a series of core elements. Competitor analysis, product-market fit, and organizational capabilities are critical components. They are key links in the chain that enables successful delivery of the business strategy. Likewise, effective cyber … Continue reading

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