This presentation will advise on adopting an approach in working with your business that avoids certain negative stereotypes and charged conversations that over time will damage your credibility and effectiveness as an information security professional. In a highly specialized field with its own taxonomy Information Security draws in some very bright people who enjoy learning and applying subject matter expertise within their business environment. In contrast, the development need which often goes unmet is the need to develop one’s self-awareness to adjust the application of one’s subject matter expertise to the business situation in an appropriate manner. There will be information from research by David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, presented as food for thought.
- What are the negative stereotypes and behaviors?
- What is the reality of the career we have chosen?
- What is the opportunity for development?
- How do we demonstrate alignment with the business and strive to understand corporate culture to achieve success?
About Chris Rowland
Chris is an Information Security & Risk Management professional who has a breadth and depth of knowledge which spans 23 years in information technology, 15 years focused on information security and risk management across several industry verticals. He has developed an expert understanding of information security strategy, operations and risk management built on a solid foundation of enterprise architecture, service management and a well-utilized technical operations acumen. Chris joined Thomson Reuters in January of 2013 as the Director of Information Security Assurance.