Improving Security Through Leadership and Culture

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Sharon Smith

Name: Sharon Smith (Founder, C-Suite Results)
Topic: Improving Security Through Leadership and Culture
Date of Webinar: 14th February, 2019
Time and Location: 8am EST

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Speaker Bio: Since 2005, Sharon Smith has worked globally, providing cybersecurity consulting and advisory services. Her clients have included many large well-known retailers, banks and credit unions, payment processors, the U.S. Navy, and many global organizations.

Sharon’s work spans across a broad security spectrum as a security consultant, auditor, and advisor. She has conducted security and compliance assessments for SOX, HIPAA, and PCI, along with organizations internal compliance initiatives and general security concerns.

She has seen 100s of ways to implement security and 100s of ways not to implement security. She understands what works and what does not work and brings this depth and breadth to her clients. Sharon understands the challenges of the security industry and the adversity the security professional is up against, especially the encounters that the CISO and other security executives deal with every day. She not only understands the technology they work with, but also the challenges in getting business buy in and support.

Topic Abstract: The learning objectives:

  • Understand how to communicate with the business in order to gain support for security
  • Identify leadership actions that drive a culture of security
  • Determine the values, attitudes, and beliefs that create secure behaviors
  • Effectively discuss security as a competitive advantage and positive element for the organization to embrace


*Examples, analysis, views and opinion shared by the speakers are personal and not endorsed by EC-Council or their respective employer(s)

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