Notes from the Underground as a Chief Information Security Officer -- 'The Illusion of Due Diligence'

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Much of what takes place behind closed doors at corporations is a mystery. "The Illusion of Due Diligence" is one CISO's true story of sex, threats of physical harm, impersonation, embezzlement, lying and legal quandaries.

The Illusion of Due Diligence

This book is reality. It is a story about human behaviors and the real personalities that emerge when times get tough.

"The Illusion of Due Diligence" is one CISO’s true story of sex, threats of physical harm, impersonation, embezzlement, lying and legal quandaries. Much of what takes place behind closed doors at corporations is a mystery. As a Chief Information Security Officer one may have a bird’s eye view of the inner machinations of the corporate culture. Sometimes, this view is not the most pleasant.

Jeff Bardin, the author, is an award winning information security professional (http://www.itsolutions-llc.com) whose background as a Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Officer enabled him to pen these stories with attention to detail and painful accuracy. "The Illusion of Due Diligence" is a must read for all professionals who want to know how things really work at the top.

The story lines are so unbelievable they can only be true. What do CISOs do when placed in a potentially compromising position at work? What happens when ethical behavior, integrity, corporate due diligence and attorney client privilege collide in a cacophony of opinion and negligence? How do CISOs survive when they are in the middle of this vortex? Jeff Bardin weaves stories combined with situational reviews that pose ethical questions providing clarity and driving integrity as a core value for all information security professionals. His experiences may be matched by others but no one has come forward. Is it true that many CISOs live in quiet desperation?

“This book is reality. It is a story about human behaviors and the real personalities that emerge when times get tough,” noted Bardin. “The names in the book have been changed to protect the guilty.”

Jeff provides sound advice on communication strategies to executives for CISOs while discussing what he may have done differently. How do security professionals hold down a job and maintain personal and professional integrity while absorbed with these situations? Do some violate the ethical canons of their office? "The Illusion of Due Diligence" is worth reading not only because it is not a typical information security book full of technical descriptions and hard to understand concepts, but also because it gives an insider’s viewpoint of how to survive as an information security professional in the jungle that is corporate America.

"The Illusion of Due Diligence" is written by Jeffrey S. Bardin and published by Createspace.com.

The book can be obtained via https://www.createspace.com/3441969 in paperback; via Amazon Kindle and will soon be available via Amazon in paperback. Paperback printed in the United States, 214 pages; price US$25.00 ISBN/EAN13: 1451566034 / 9781451566031

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Jeff Bardin
1-888.687.8450
jsbardin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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