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Is There Room For The Both Of Them?
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4/3/2014 | 11:16:55 AM
Re: Is There Room For The Both Of Them?
It would seem that the community of InfoSec Futurists are being recognized as Strategists; or maybe even Architects.  At the end of the day does the title of Futurists, Strategist, and so on really make a difference when it comes providing the business with intelligent decisions for future planning?  If we are positioned to get a panoramic view of these drivers and the future impact, could we also go the extra mile and also develop the strategic plans?
Marilyn Cohodas
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4/2/2014 | 10:38:11 AM
Re: Is There Room For The Both Of Them?
Thanks for starting this message thread, @JasonSachowski

I have a follow up questions: Are there "Futurists" in corporate InfoSec programs now? Are they recognized as such or ad hoc members of the team. 
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4/2/2014 | 9:25:44 AM
Is There Room For The Both Of Them?
Using the term "Futurist" might make you think of tarot cards or crystal balls.  Rather, a Futurist is somebody who spends time thinking about and understanding drivers that will shape and impact our future.  You might be thinking, "we have strategists isn't that the same thing", but in reality they are two separate yet interconnected roles; here's some context around this. 

A Futurist might say something like, "By 2020 the use of integrated systems (aka Digital Life Assistants) will be pervasive"; where a Strategist would take this statement and say something like, "By 2020 we must deploy data-centric solutions - such as A,B,C - to secure the co-existence and interoperability of dissimilar data".

So this begs the question, is there room for Futurists and Strategists within your Information Security program?

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