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Sep 14, 2023

In this episode of "Life of a CISO," hosted by Dr. Eric Cole, the focus is on the importance of mindset and self-belief in becoming a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Dr. Cole emphasizes that your words create your reality and that having a strong, confident mindset is crucial for success in the field of cybersecurity. He discusses how negative self-talk and self-doubt can hinder your progress and highlights the need to shift your mindset to believe that you are CISO material. Dr. Cole also emphasizes the importance of rewriting your CV to reflect a strategic, business-focused approach rather than a purely technical one, and he shares insights on how to excel in interviews by incorporating business-related terminology and numbers into your responses.

Dr. Cole's approach centers on the idea that your mindset and self-perception play a significant role in your journey to becoming a successful CISO. By addressing and reshaping your beliefs and presenting yourself as a business-focused security leader, you can increase your chances of landing a CISO role and excelling in your career.