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Why Security Leaders Can't Afford to Be Just 'Left-Brained'
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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10/18/2017 | 4:54:00 PM
The relativity of good advice
This left-brainedness -- and stereotypes of it -- are also part of why a lot of business execs aren't fond of their legal and compliance teams. The former often feel that the latter exist just to tell them "no".

And if that's the case, then neither side is doing its job.

Legal teams, compliance teams, and cybersecurity teams are simply part of risk assessment and risk management. As an attorney and data-privacy consultant myself, I consider it my job to say, "Here are all the pertinent facts, here are the possible outcomes and their probabilities, and here are my recommendations accordingly."

And my job doesn't end there. There's an if-then relationship. If the client chooses, say, the second-best or third-best option instead of what I deem the best option, then I have to have my recommendations ready on how to proceed -- and how to deal with the potential consequences of those actions.

And, again, "best" is a relative term. "Best" isn't always "most secure" or "most compliant." Those are just factors.
HardenStance
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10/17/2017 | 10:59:55 AM
Facebook's Alex Stamos
Facebook's Alex Stamos made much the same point in his BlackHat keynote in July. A function of human nature that it has to be repeated over and over again and will likely need to be forever more.


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