“Looking back at the whole process, we would not have been as successful in our DLP program without the help of InteliSecure. They didn’t dictate what we should do, but rather guided us at each step, helping us assess our efforts and giving us much needed advice and a reality check along the way.”
– Regional CISO, International Consulting Firm.
By Jeremy Wittkop, InteliSecure CTO
“The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” – Steve Jobs
The first instinct of many executives is that they want to hire the talent they need in all aspects of their business. This approach gives the organization maximum flexibility and control with respect to those resources, but it comes at a great price in the cybersecurity sector. There are plenty of other organizations willing to pay top dollar for top talent and it has given rise to a cottage industry of cybersecurity mercenaries who move from job to job every 18 to24 months, seeking the next big pay day. While there is certainly nothing wrong with people constantly capitalizing on their skills in the open marketplace, the value of a cybersecurity leader who stays for two years or less is certainly significantly diminished, as it is difficult to accomplish a lot in that time frame. The return on investment for the organization is realized when the cybersecurity professional is able to affect organizational and programmatic change that will simultaneously protect the organization from external threats and educate users to better protect the information they handle. It is difficult to affect that type of organizational and cultural change in 18 to 24 months.