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1 1 All Hands Meeting – July 19, 2011 Security Leadership Chuck McGann ISSA Member RTP Chapter

2 2 All Hands Meeting – July 19, 2011 Why I can Speak to This  Experience as a Leader –Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster/Eagle Scout Mentor –Former Police Officer and Recruit Training Officer –Former Chairman of the Board of Selectmen –Former IT Manger, Manufacturing, Health Care, Gov’t. –Former Security Manager, CIRT, Info Systems Sec. –CIO for the USPS for the last 4 years

3 Security Leadership, it can be lonely

4 4 All Hands Meeting – July 19, 2011 Sir Winston Churchill, “Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.” Leadership and politics go hand in hand – Chuck McGann

5 5 All Hands Meeting – July 19, 2011 Why would anyone want this job?  A really bad day could be your last  Regulations and controls and audits – oh my!  Perceived as a roadblock and cost center  Perceived as a technologist not business professional  Because it’s a cool job with endless opportunities!!!

6 6 All Hands Meeting – July 19, 2011 Leadership defined - Wikipedia Leadership has been described as "a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task".[1] For example, some understand a leader simply as somebody whom people follow, or as somebody who guides or directs others, while others define leadership as "organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal".social influence support task[1] goal

7 7 All Hands Meeting – July 19, 2011 Traits of a good Leader  Strategic planning/vision  Great networking skills  Collaboration skills  Being a great listener  Empathy  Leadership development  Influence/persuasion  Honesty  Emotional intelligence

8 8 All Hands Meeting – July 19, 2011 Traits of a Good Security Leader  Oral and Written Communications  Self Confidence  Influence  Teamwork  Collaboration  Perseverance  Technical Knowledge

9 9 All Hands Meeting – July 19, 2011 Todd Fitzgerald – Information Security Governance Simplified:

10 10 All Hands Meeting – July 19, 2011 Managers vs. Leaders – either/or?  Must have both in companies to be successful.  Can move from one to the other.  Often Situational and might be culture driven  Expertise not required?  Credentials required or nice to have?

11 11 All Hands Meeting – July 19, 2011 So, What’s Different?  The environment is dynamic – minute to minute  Difficult to determine ROI for expenditures  Impact to other Stakeholders and environments  How does Security effort enhance the business  Questions of – What risk reduction will I see?

12 12 All Hands Meeting – July 19, 2011 Questions/Discussion Time!

13 13 All Hands Meeting – July 19, 2011 Research :  In his book, "Essential Drucker: Management, the Individual and Society," Peter F. Drucker says, "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.“Essential Drucker: Management, the Individual and Society  A lot of times people crash and burn because, as Pamela Rucker, chairperson for the Women's Executive Council, likes to say, "What got you to the table, won't keep you there." Pamela Rucker, chairperson for the Women's Executive Council  "What's really important in motivating people or truly leading people is having an appropriate vision. A lot of it comes back to strategy," says Peter High, author of "World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs."Peter High, author of "World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs."


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