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10 Things Missing from Cybersecurity

Nov 01, 2022

1.      Reframe cybersecurity’s endgame to partner and achieve business objectives (like any competition) - not just data, tech and compliance – frustrating business leaders
2.      Sense of achieving personal and professional potential – not burnout, stress and hamster wheel
3.      Critical Thinking to challenge internal methods that cause waste & burnout – not forcing frameworks
4.      Systems Thinking to fix root causes of complexity and structural flaws that setup cyber pros to fail - not just hide symptoms for a while
5.      Design Thinking for method innovation and authentic Zero Trust focused on the protect surface – not costly tools and controls, or losing sleep over threat reports
6.      Empower ambitious, brilliant and committed cybersecurity professionals -- like other business functions (ops, R&D, sales, customer service, change mgmt) -- not just techies with certs
7.      Methods that enable individuals and diverse, high-performing teams – not typical methods that exacerbate stress, burnout and setup cybersecurity pros to fail
8.      Impactful, clear communication with business peers, senior management and board – not cyber gorp that leaves supporters scratching their heads
9.      An environment where primarily introvert, techie cybersecurity leaders feel safe and can thrive – not boxing them in with “wrong tools for the job” that crush creativity
10.  Cybersecurity leaders setup for praise and recognition from executives and board – not criticism for measures and methods disconnected from the business

 This is what we do at Think.Design.Cyber - putting people in the center of cyber – not tech.

The easier path to creating a more rewarding career that moves forward -- not stuck on a hamster wheel – proven and practical for decades – is with #criticalthinking#systemsthinking for cybersecurity and #designthinking for cybersecurity.

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