What does it take to be a cyber leader? How do we address a broad challenge we have in today’s business world?
There are a huge number of organisations whereby the leadership do not have domain expertise in cyber and related disciplines. There are decision makers who are having to best guess. On the other end of the spectrum, we have thousands and thousands of people trying to “break into cyber” yet they face largely insane entry requirements with the forementioned adding things to junior and entry level role which include:
- Must have a CISSP (CISSP requires 5 years’ experience and is an Information Security certificate that is very broad and not very deep, it also covers a range of areas that in my opinion aren’t even required for many cyber security capabilities inside organisations)
- Must have a Certified Ethical Hacker (this exam includes remember historic malware dates, is that really what we need from our leaders?)
- Must have a very large level of experience of be from an existing cyber role