• The Smartest Person in the Room

  • The Root Cause and New Solution for Cybersecurity
  • By: Christian Espinosa
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Cyberattack - an ominous word that strikes fear in the hearts of nearly everyone, especially business owners, CEOs, and executives. With cyberattacks resulting in often devastating results, it’s no wonder executives hire the best and brightest of the IT world for protection. But are you doing enough? Do you understand your risks? What if the brightest aren’t always the best choice for your company?

In The Smartest Person in the Room, Christian Espinosa shows you how to leverage your company’s smartest minds to your benefit and theirs. Learn from Christian’s own journey from cybersecurity engineer to company CEO. He describes why a high IQ is a lost superpower when effective communication, true intelligence, and self-confidence are not embraced. With his seven-step methodology and stories from the field, Christian helps you develop your team’s technical minds, so they become better humans and strong leaders who excel in every role. This book provides you with an enlightening perspective of how to turn your biggest unknown weakness into your strongest defense.

©2021 Christian Espinosa (P)2021 Christian Espinosa

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Bland

Kept waiting for them to mention something interesting but the first half of the book goes on and on about people who hire poorly qualified people because they themselves are poorly qualified… just so they can be the smartest person in the room. Had very little to do with cyber

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Looking down his nose

Christian has an ego that is hard to get past. He structures this like it’s going to guide you to perspective changing issues in cyber security and It’s just him complaining people are lazy and just chase the money and don’t have his passion. He says he has 26 certifications but targets those who go for them because they are lazy and looking for shortcuts for easy money. At the same time he rips the technical people for not having leadership skills and the CISO should have ten qualities and none of them technical. Then in the same hand he rips leaders for not having the technical background to secure data.

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Most relevant book for today

An excellent read! I found this book to be very relevant. The practices which are talked about in this book can be put to practical use in business and in your personal life. Very well written and read .

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Great Resource

I highly enjoyed the sheer density of actionable information. Whether it was references to methods, ideas, or thought leaders I've learned or heard, "new to me" books cited that offered more depth, or immediately discernable truths that could be implemented on the spot.

The flow of the audio book made it simple to ingest, but I determined it to be woefully inadequate if desiring to fully realize the value provided. A physical copy of the book is a great accompaniment as a direct reference capability.

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Waste of time.

The author gives useless fluff, over and over ... I kept waiting until something useful comes in but it never came.