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Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
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6 CISO New Year's Resolutions for 2020

We asked chief information security officers how they plan to get their infosec departments in shape next year.

(image by sofirinaja, via Adobe Stock)
(image by sofirinaja, via Adobe Stock)

Resolve to Make Security (at Least a Little) Fun

With a well-documented skills gap often lamented in the industry, maybe 2020 should be the year to look at what you offer as an employer. Beyond the actual work, why would a talented security professional want to come and work for you?

"I think we need a 'chief fun officer' to be recruited or to be added to the responsibilities of every executive, including in infosec," says PAS Global's Haward-Grau. "'We make work fun' is a value I have worked to demonstrate over the last 15 years, and it's something we quickly forget in times of challenge or crisis, especially in infosec. There is not going to be a quieter time than now, so it's best to start now. Work should be enjoyable, not a daily slog."

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Joan Goodchild is a veteran journalist, editor, and writer who has been covering security for more than a decade. She has written for several publications and previously served as editor-in-chief for CSO Online. View Full Bio

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12/30/2019 | 1:41:42 PM
Make Security a Business Driver
There are many cases where this is applicable. I always state its not Security vs Functionality but rather Security to complement Functionality. In this ilk there are many Security platforms that can help the business either save money or become more profitable through direct and indirect cost.