Cybersecurity leaders have to focus their attention to maintain a protection profile across the legacy corporate network, next generation technologies, increased remote working and the complexity of the ever-changing technology landscape.
Cyber risk has also evolved from just a technology concern to the mainstream business risk with visibility at the C-suite and board. Security professionals need to transform from technologists to business aligned leaders that drive innovation, strategy and risk management, while maintaining a budget and retaining cybersecurity talent.
At the same time, leaders need to expand their network, learn from the experience of others in a similar position and extend their professional interaction with more experienced leaders. Mentorship aids in improving the soft skills and business acumen of new security leaders, to assist them to develop skills to be successful in their role as trusted advisor. The Cybersecurity Digital Alliance Mentoring Program matches experienced security leaders with mentees entering or in security management roles.