Is Your CISO a Jedi Warrior, an Admiral or a Diplomat?

The CISO as a security leader must be multitalented, one minute conversing with the top leadership about strategies and alliances — much like the Admiral and the Ambassador would do — and the next minute directing the alliance’s response to new threats with the precision of a Pilot. And all the while, they must be using their knowledge of the organization’s defenses and that of enemy weapons, the threats and tools at the disposal of attackers today, to ensure a healthy balance.

As fans of “Star Wars,” we’ve watched a multitude of characters evolve on the screen and rise to the challenge posed by dark and powerful enemy forces. Jedi warriors, Wookiee warriors, fighter pilots, and an array of diplomats and military commanders have fascinated us for four decades.

Meanwhile, back on planet Earth, in this decade, we too are left fighting dark and powerful enemy forces. It’s only natural to wonder which of these types of characters would best serve as chief information security officers (CISOs) for our organizations to defend us from the threats of a digital empire that continues its relentless expansion and threatens our organization’s very survival.

Let’s take a look at some traits from the “Star Wars” characters we’ve grown to love and explore how those might be applicable to CISOs today.  Continue reading at SecurityIntelligence.com