This is the next in the series of articles on DevOps. Today, the topic is about teams and productivity. Now, like most of you, I am conditioned to find out what needs doing before finding the people who need to do it. This sounds sensible and logical and for most ‘Good’ organisations, this is fine. However, Collins, found that Great Companies start with ‘Who’ first – the difference between Level 4 and Level 5 Leadership.
Surveys suggest that the average tenure in a CISO position is around 2 years. Nothing will change until the profile of the CISO is raised and they start to see their role over the mid to long-term
We all know of great leaders who have inspired significant change. Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Winston Churchill, Moses, Alex Ferguson, William Wallace, Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Elon Musk, Richard Branson are a few examples amongst many others that have impacted the history of the world. Some have changed the way we live, transformed lives, entertained us and some have delivered freedom to countless many.
It is strategic execution that is key to protection from cyber threats, and therefore creating the conditions for execution to take place is paramount. Those conditions revolve around trust and closing “trust gaps”.
It is one thing – complex enough – to lead and deliver the cyber security transformation of an organisation that has reached the point where it knows it needs to change, but it is another one – equally complex – to create the condition for such realisation to take place.
Once an organization has taken the decision to transform a significant part of itself, one of the next decisions to...