F7. Empower Cyber Security Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence
Thursday, June 6, 2019
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Research has shown a person can have the best training in the world, a, analytical mind, and an endless supply of ideas, but these alone will not make them a great leader. To be an effective leader, one must also possess a high degree of Emotional Intelligence (EI). This is especially true for information/cybersecurity professionals. Harnessing EI ensures effective communication between executives and their teams, as well as with stakeholders, teammates, business leaders, customers, and board members. Strong working relationships and interpersonal skills are keys to success in a cybersecurity professional looking to enhance their leadership skills and bring out the best in their teams.
Valuable takeaways on how you can: - Understand what Emotional Intelligence (EI) is and how it is valuable to a security team and team leader - Shape your conversations as a leader to better solve team problems and create a sense of cohesion and camraderie that facilitates a better working environment - Develop EI amongst your team to cultivate a quality, positive workforce that can rely upon one another in times of crisis and remediate issues at a more efficient pace
Marci McCarthy is the CEO and President of T.E.N., an information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm. With more than 20 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience, McCarthy founded T.E.N.’s flagship program, the Information Security Executive® of the Year (ISE®) Program Series, which is lauded by the IT industry as the premier recognition and networking program for security professionals in the U.S. and Canada. A 2012 recipient of a 4th Congressional District of Georgia Citation, McCarthy was lauded for fostering greater visibility and professionalism for the IT security industry, naming March 13th “Marci McCarthy Day.” McCarthy was listed as one of IFSEC Global’s Security and Fire Influencers for 2018 as #3 of 20 total leaders in their Cybersecurity category; she was also the highest-ranking woman on the list. McCarthy serves on the Atlanta Girls' School Board of Trustees, is the Inaugural Advisory Council Chair for the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), is on the Board of Directors for TechBridge, and is on the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse Cyber Executive Board of Advisors. McCarthy is also a member of the Board of Directors for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), and was previously a member of their Strategic Advisory Board since its founding. She partnered with the ICMCP to create “The Marci McCarthy Cybersecurity Certification Scholarship Program,” which provides $5,000 over a two-year period to help talented women and minority students advance into cybersecurity and obtain their Security+ Professional Certification via CompTIA. Six deserving individuals have been awarded this scholarship to date. McCarthy has been a guest lecturer, speaker, and moderator at national conferences such as the ISE® Executive Forum and Award Program Series, ISSA Local Chapter and International Conferences, and more, speaking on cybersecurity, women in technology/security/business, STEAM, entrepreneurism, and leadership topics.