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 take is who will lead and ultimately be the single accountable individual to own the transformation. Whilst, of course, the aspiration or hope is that the operating model reaches a...
Leadership is about goal-achieving – not about skill sets, personality or leadership gene-nonsense. And leadership is not management or even people administration. Because of this very difference CIOs/CDOs fail from time to time.