It’s time to revise how leaders think about cybersecurity—and specifically what they do about it.
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) May 24, 2016
Metcalf & Associates’ Maureen Metcalf interviews prominent thought leader Meyerrose, president of The Meyerrose Group and retired Major General US Air Force, for her VoiceAmerica radio show, Innovative Leaders Driving Thriving Organizations. This interview focuses on helping leaders better understand the nature of the threats they currently face and how to take proactive steps to optimize organizational success by taking advantage of the cloud and, at the same time, protect organization’s critical assets and information to position to run efficient and effective organizations.
In the interview, Dr. Meyerrose shares key insights to a series of questions posed by senior leaders. The questions range from asking for a rundown of the cybersecurity landscape, to exploring the biggest security vulnerabilities in the cyber threat arena and counter actions to be taken. This interview is a highly informative one for leaders as well as technology professionals. The interview is accompanied by a blog post summarizing five key tenants of cybersecurity.
One common misperception is that cybersecurity is the job of specialists working in the information technology (IT) services organization, or analysts in the security shop. Yet, cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility, from senior leaders to administrators. All members of an organization need to be aware that when something goes wrong, it cannot only affect the health and reputation of the entire organization, but possibly its very existence.
To date, many in leadership have ignored the potential impact of cybersecurity. They proceed with their key business processes and pay little attention to cybersecurity as an organizational priority. They are often focused on operating the business, while relying on the IT or cybersecurity specialists to take care of the rest. It is time to update how leaders think about cybersecurity—and specifically what leaders do about it.
Metcalf & Associates, Inc., is a leadership development and management consulting firm that uses an integrative approach to help leaders and their organizations innovate how they lead and how they operate, helping them thrive in a rapidly changing environment. CEO Maureen Metcalf is an acclaimed thought leader who has developed, tested, and implemented emerging models that dramatically improve leaders and contribute to organizational success.