Santarcangelo on the Value Imperative Mindset in Security • Interview on Tripwire.com

During the second part of our interview, Anthony M. Freed managed to get me to share some insights from my work on the role of the Value Imperative in security. From the interview: To accomplish this translation effectively, security professionals need to understand what it is that is most important to the organization, and then be able to prioritize actions based on risk factors and potential impact to the business. Santarcangelo said this can be accomplished by adopting the Value Imperative Mindset, a strategy comprised of five factors that work to build business value and assess projects and programs objectively to determine how they contribute to building business value. “It’s a move away from counting hours, tasks, and deliverables and towards always … [Read more...]

Into the Breach – Audio Series – Chapter 12 (Final Thoughts: Courage to Act)

Into the Breach – Audio Series – Chapter 12 (Final Thoughts: Courage to Act)

Welcome to the continuation of the Into the Breach: Protect Your Business by Managing People, Information and Risk audio series. This series is the full and unabridged audio version of Into the Breach, written by Michael Santarcangelo and read by the author. In this episode (Chapter 12) This chapter addresses the challenge of leading and influencing change by focusing on first changing yourself. The concepts introduced and explained in Into the Breach – the Strategy to Protect Information, The Catalyst Methodâ„¢ (recently updated) and others – produce rapid and lasting results for those who embrace them and implement them in their organizations. Michael shares two basic analogies to consider while summoning the courage to break from tradition and take … [Read more...]

Into the Breach – Audio Series – Chapter 9 (Extending the Conversation: Rewards Beyond Protecting Information)

Into the Breach – Audio Series – Chapter 9 (Extending the Conversation: Rewards Beyond Protecting Information)

Welcome to the continuation of the Into the Breach: Protect Your Business by Managing People, Information and Risk audio series. (Click this link) to learn more about this how this book solves today’s challenges and pick up a complete copy. This series, underwritten by Configuresoft, now part of EMC, is the full and unabridged audio version of Into the Breach, written by Michael Santarcangelo and read by the author. What you’ll find in this episode (Chapter 9) Writing this book and testing these methods revealed a surprise: people who are engaged – connected more closely to the consequences of their actions – do more than protect information. This chapter explores additional benefits from the improved communication and insights that come from following … [Read more...]

Giving back: The Catalyst Career Compass Program

What started as a way to help friends improve their security careers has started to turn into a full-fledged program called the Catalyst Career Compassâ„¢. Over the last few years, I’ve slowly worked through the elements to help friends – and each time I promise to make the approach public. Last weekend, I was called on my promise (thankfully) and decided to open it up. In the meantime, we have colleagues who need a boost – they need to build, calibrate and follow their career compasses. This is a new program – so I am open to a small group of people running through the elements for their own benefits, and to help shape the elements that will be incorporated into the community. In fact, I’d like to figure out how to train others on the approach and work … [Read more...]

Into the Breach – Audio Series – Chapter 7 (Putting the Strategy to Work: A Pilot)

Into the Breach – Audio Series – Chapter 7 (Putting the Strategy to Work: A Pilot)

Welcome to the continuation of the Into the Breach: Protect Your Business by Managing People, Information and Risk audio series. (Click this link) to learn more about this how this book solves today’s challenges and pick up a complete copy. This series, underwritten by Configuresoft, now part of EMC, is the full and unabridged audio version of Into the Breach, written by Michael Santarcangelo and read by the author. Join us for a new chapter released on the first Tuesday of each month (there are 13 chapters total). What you’ll find in this episode (Chapter 7) The strategy has been revealed. The fundamentals of what is now The Catalyst Method have been shared (note: if you want the update on The Catalyst Method, contact us to learn more). So how do you implement … [Read more...]

Into the Breach – Audio Series – Chapter 6 (Implementing The Strategy to Protect Information)

Into the Breach – Audio Series – Chapter 6 (Implementing The Strategy to Protect Information)

Welcome to the continuation of the Into the Breach: Protect Your Business by Managing People, Information and Risk audio series. (Click this link) to learn more about this how this book solves today’s challenges and pick up a complete copy. This series, underwritten by Configuresoft, now part of EMC, is the full and unabridged audio version of Into the Breach, written by Michael Santarcangelo and read by the author. Join us for a new chapter released on the first Tuesday of each month (there are 13 chapters total). What you’ll find in this episode (Chapter 6) Chapter Six is where Michael explains how to customize and implement the Strategy to Protect Information. The information he shares is designed for immediate results by harnessing the power of people. By … [Read more...]