An essential book for the modern technology driven organization narrated by the author
Authored by the only cybersecurity and healthcare IT leader in the world with 12 years' experience as Chief Information Officer, a Doctor of Science in the field, and the prestigious CISSP, PMP, and CPHIMS certifications.
Managing cybersecurity requires a multi-disciplinary holistic business approach. Many of the current cybersecurity approaches in organizations and most books are based on an outdated 1991 model of cybersecurity - focused solely on technology solutions. This book provides the 2014 model and shows why leadership engagement of people within an organization is critical for success. Culture development through leadership is essential because culture governs behavior. Apply the time tested principles explained in this book for success in any organization.
Today cybersecurity strategy is the same as information technology strategy. Cybersecurity drives the mission of the modern organization. Done right it can be a hallmark of distinction and a source of productivity and innovation in an organization. Failure to lead cybersecurity can easily lead to business failure. This book is an essential read for CIOs, CISOs, or any organizational business leader or student who wishes to understand how to build successful organizations. No prior background in cybersecurity or technology is required to understand this book.
In addition to 30 years of real world experience implementing organizational cybersecurity strategy, the author teaches cybersecurity to graduate students and executives at several US National Centers of Academic Excellence. The author is an opinion writer and conference speaker on cybersecurity, healthcare and leadership issues and is frequently quoted and cited in the media.
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"Cybersecurity Leadership" is a holistic approach and roadmap for leaders to ponder and to follow as they strive to build a world class organization and an effective cyber program. Most of the lessons parallel what I've done in practice while others stimulate and almost mandate a lively conversation.
As I read the book, I had frequent flashbacks to my past experiences as the FBI CIO and as a Wall Street executive. The "Penguin Award" that I started at the FBI parallels the notion of inspiring calculated risk taking.
I enjoyed this book.
This is not simply a book advising on cyber security tactics or choosing technology controls. Dr. Hasib takes us deeper into what it means to be a leader and clears away many misconceptions between leadership and management. Additionally, as ethics and integrity directly impact an organization's level of risk these traits are a common theme throughout his book. I highly recommend Cybersecurity Leadership for anyone functioning in a leadership role.
After many years in various executive roles ranging from CIO, CISO and Board Advisor I was absolutely impressed with the executive guidance and thought leadership of Mansur Hasib. I was truly amazed with the ideas, concepts, executive guidance, and mentorship of how to be a highly effective leader for the C-Suite. Mansur has a very brilliant mind, yet the type of leader that everyone aspires to be a “servitude” type of leader. Mansur delivers executive maturity and political savviness to elevate anyone’s career that takes the time to listen or read this outstanding book.
I would absolutely listen to Dr. Hasib's book again and would recommend it to anyone interested in improving their Information Technology leadership skills and foundational understanding on Information Assurance / Security principals.
Dr. Hasib does an excellent job at highlighting 30+ years of experience and key takeaways in about a 7 hour audio book. Also as the narrator, he articulates clearly and at a good pace to listen to on the radio while commuting.
Throughout this easy to understand story, Dr. Hasib shares a reflection on his real world experience, ethical decision making, and leadership principals with an overall cyber security focus. His teachings found in this title are applicable to organizations of any size and industry, but those interested in healthcare technology will get an extra treat!
Mission focus management of the cybersecurity infrastructure derives from good leadership. A good cybersecurity program is a reflection of the organizations leadership capability. But how does one goes about building effective leadership? Dr. Hasib's book, talks about cybersecurity and provides examples on how good leadership brings about true cybersecurity within the organization. He further delves into the complicated task of how to provide leadership within the cybersecurity domain. Neither disciplines are for the faint of heart. To tackle them both in one book was definitely courageous.
Throughout the effort and within the entire book, there are lots of wonderful examples, personal and historical anecdotes and cite worthy references. I have definitely started to site from the book in my own Enterprise Architecture practice. If you are a new CIO or just landed a role as a leader with the cybersecurity portfolio, this is a must have audio book running in your iPhone or iPad. Personally I listened to the book on my way drive from home to work and back.
Finally, thank you Dr. Hasib for taking the effort to share your knowledge, stories from your life and career. I am confident the book will assist cybersecurity leaders for years to come.
Many parts delved outside of the scope of cyber security. Related closely to the amygdala hijack and have seen this in action particularly where email is concerned. The final chapter spoke to me so directly that I felt Mansur was actually speaking to me. Recommend the book to other cyber security leads and C suite execs who are looking at incorporating the CSO capability into their organisation.
he has great amount of information and I think this is better than just a technical book on cybersecurity I recommend it.
I am not sure I could compare it to anything. I have not found a book that lays things out and encompasses how to look at Cyber Security from a leadership position.
There is no doubt the emphasis Mansur puts on several aspects of this book that makes the impact. His accent is delightful and very easy to listen to. My mind never wandered while listening.
The reaction I have had is to listen to it over and over. I am on my 6th time listening to it and I just keep picking up tidbits that improves my outlook on it.
This book is laid out in a way that each chapter is to the point and you know what the point is. Mansur's views of what C level leadership should embrace and how that structure looks was right on. I have experienced the wrong way to do it. If you can think like this book is laid out then you will be successful
Good overview of IT and not just security. I wasn't sure at first but ended up really liking this book.
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