The New CISO Podcast

Episode 15: Taking a Step back and Learning to Trust the Experts on Your Team

Our guest on episode one of season two is Steve Person, CISO of Cambia Health Solutions, who talks about continuously refocusing on the really important work; and learning how people outside of security measure their own success, in order to build lasting relationships.

Learning how to step back from work can be a great way to get clarity on how to tackle the projects that really need your attention. But for this to work, you have to learn to trust the experts on your team. Inversely, earning that same level of trust with stakeholders means that a CISO has to take the time to understand how they’re measured on their own success and what motivates them.

Challenges in transitioning into the CISO role

Becoming the head of any department can be very intimidating at first. Going from more behind the scenes to front and center can be uncomfortable, but reflect back on all your experience and let that guide your decision-making. Delegation is important in leadership roles, so get your team together early on and put your minds together to build a great security team. Identify the top priorities for your position, focus on those, and identify what can be delegated.

Listen as Steve also shares his wisdom on:

  • Tools for collecting feedback
  • The importance of continuous growth
  • Celebrating your successes

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More About Steve Person

Steve Person is the CISO at Cambia Health Solutions, responsible for information security across the Cambia family of companies – the holding company for Regence BCBS plans in OR/WA/UT/ID, as well as a handful of health and wellness startups – and executive leadership of the information security organization.