Heres How a Company is Offering a Business-centric Strategy for CISOs and Security Leaders

Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Summary: Be the Exception’s objective is to assist chief information security officers (CISOs) in developing and mastering leadership qualities beyond cybersecurity.


 “CISOs face tremendous pressure, from keeping enterprises secure against breaches to navigating tight budgets. It is no surprise that the average tenure is only two years and burnout is high in this role,” points out Sean McDermott, CEO of RedMonocle. RedMonocle, a leading provider of SaaS-based cybersecurity risk quantification software, created a Be the Exception program to address this issue. The program is designed to assist CISOs and security leaders in turning challenges into opportunities and communicating their visions and strategies to non-technical colleagues.

“When I speak with CISOs, many say they are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to creating real relationships and conversations at the executive level. Be the Exception aims to bridge this gap and provide CISOs with the tools needed to effectively communicate their missions and critical operations,” adds McDermott.

The package includes instructive videos to help executives have relevant cybersecurity talks and stand out in the boardroom. The following are some of the features:

  • View Anytime: Exclusive content for CISOs is available as a free on-demand video.
  • Gain Trust: Create substantive cybersecurity conversations with executives
  • Be Confident: Gather the resources one will need to ensure the success of the security activities.
  • Be the Exception!: Stand out as a transformational leader.

The purpose of a CISO is no longer just an IT position. As technology penetrates all aspects of business, cybersecurity must be considered in every effort and revenue decision. Be the Exception’s objective is to assist CISOs in developing and mastering leadership qualities beyond cybersecurity.