On this episode, Steve speaks with Dr. Rebecca Wynn, about the positive impact leaders can have on the mental health of their team members, why she believes CISOs are changing jobs more frequently and why a title alone isn’t something you should aspire to.
CISO vs. Status Quo
When someone says they need a CISO, do they actually mean someone to maintain the status quo, a Chief Information Scapegoat Officer or someone to run a relevant cybersecurity program? What needs to change for people to really understand what the role means, and what it takes to be successful?
Rebecca and Steve also tackle topics like:
- Listening to understand
- Giving yourself the space to learn, and realizing that it’s a lifetime pursuit
- Giving people a voice, and empowering them to use it
More about Rebecca Wynn
Recently she led the information security, privacy, and compliance pre-acquisition, acquisition and post-acquisition of LearnVest, Inc. to Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – a Fortune 100 company. She is well known for being a gifted polymath, having deep understanding of current cybersecurity challenges and privacy issues. She has a proven track record of taking companies to the next level of excellence in many sectors including government, financial services, fintech, healthcare, information technology, legal, semiconductors, and retail.