Try as we might, security teams are often subject to the same sort of echo chamber groupthink dynamics that any other function might experience. There are subtle messages or biases that can creep into our collective consciousness and cause significant harm. This article will break down what I see as
Dealing with a major zero-day vulnerability can be a nerve-wracking experience for cybersecurity professionals. It requires a delicate balance of technical expertise and effective communication skills to navigate the challenges that arise. In this article, we will explore the significance of soft skills in handling zero-day vulnerabilities and discuss key
Learn how to simplify complex cybersecurity concepts for non-IT professionals. Bridge the gap, foster collaboration, and empower colleagues to actively participate in cybersecurity discussions. Enhance your organization's security posture with shared understanding.
Being boss doesn't mean you have all the answers, just the brains to recognize the right one when you hear it.” —Katherine Plumber.
Technical skills and knowledge are undoubtedly essential for anyone working in cybersecurity, whether you're a pentester or a SOC analyst, or something else entirely. However, at Soft Side of Cyber, we believe that the true potential of cybersecurity professionals can only be unlocked when they excel in their non-technical skills
The Soft Side of Cyber Podcast We launched our first podcast episode on youtube, iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play. Subscribe and give it a listen today! Listen on youtube Technical expertise is super important in our field. But here's the thing: soft skills are just as crucial when it comes
Last week, Rob talked about how to formulate a cybersecurity strategy. This week, we would like to take the next step and discuss ways to implement that strategy. Developing and implementing a cybersecurity strategy is critical for protecting sensitive data, maintaining business continuity, and building customer trust. However, simply having
Writing a strategic plan is hard work. Writing a good one is very humbling. It's just words on a page, you might tell yourself, but this is the direction-setting document your organization will use to inform its work over the coming months to possibly years. Cybersecurity has become a hot
Speaking truth to power is a critical aspect of cybersecurity. It ensures that decision-makers are informed about the actual state of their organization's cybersecurity posture. The facts we're referring to are accurate and complete information about the organization's security risks, vulnerabilities, and potential threats. In today's increasingly interconnected and digital
Cybersecurity culture across an organization is a huge determinant of success or failure, failure or resilience. What does culture mean to cybersecurity, though? Is it security awareness? Is it the collaboration between security teams and other functional teams? Is it the willingness of people to report potential security incidents? Maybe
When we talk about transparency in cybersecurity we are refering to the practice of openly and honestly communicating about security practices, vulnerabilities, and breaches to stakeholders. These conversations can include customers, employees, peers, auditors, and the general public. There are many ways that increased transparency can have a profoundly positive