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How To Become a CISO: Top Tips

A look at the best career advice for aspiring CISOs from people who've reached the top.
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You Don't Need To Begin Your Career In IT
All five of the CISOs interviewed for this series said the same thing: They didn't plan on having a career in information security. Landing in the infosec world was a happy accident, not an intentional goal.
Though many of them were were tech tinkerers in their spare time, they didn't go to school for computer science. Levesque was a liberal arts major, Shamblin a nuclear physicist, Aske a lawyer, Potter an apprentice auto mechanic, and Trull was in prison... working as a correctional officer.

'Ladder Over a Children's Workspace,' by Vegan Feast Catering

All five of the CISOs interviewed for this series said the same thing: They didn't plan on having a career in information security. Landing in the infosec world was a happy accident, not an intentional goal.

Though many of them were were tech tinkerers in their spare time, they didn't go to school for computer science. Levesque was a liberal arts major, Shamblin a nuclear physicist, Aske a lawyer, Potter an apprentice auto mechanic, and Trull was in prison... working as a correctional officer.

"Ladder Over a Children's Workspace," by Vegan Feast Catering

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12/12/2014 | 3:15:21 PM
becoming a CISO
I am a True CISO who needs to be able to do so, more so Publically. I have been doing so using Face Book Postings, as well as in many talks with people concerning many issues, both Politically, Religionwise, and things that Affect us all on an almost daily basis. I am an excellent public speaker. I can speak both diplomatically and socially. Down to Earth Communication reaches out to many, and that is what is needed to reach out to more than what many see as over educated belligerance.
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Re: becoming a CISO
Yes indeed lqadishtu570, you got it. Multi-faceted / multi-dimensonal, which is what you do appear to be (not being facetious or snarky).

Many people just do not get it, they "have" to be or become broader in their outlooks in life AND at work.

Good comment.  Patrick
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