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Crucial Conversations: Overcoming the 5 Areas Where CISOs Tend to Struggle


Crucial Conversations: Overcoming the 5 Areas Where CISOs Tend to Struggle

Featuring Matthew Rosenquist, CISO at

Organizations are asking a lot of their CISOs—from protecting internal digital assets to verifying the security postures of customers and partners, managing cyber insurance and compliance requirements, and acting fast anytime a security issue arises (real or otherwise). Taking on this challenge is made more difficult by the five areas in which CISOs tend to struggle—leadership, strategic thinking, optimizing for threats, promoting teamwork, and maximizing value.

In this Crucial Conversations interview with the Blue Lava Community, Matthew Rosenquist, CISO at, examines these five areas and presents strategies CISOs can apply to overcome the common mistakes made to instead provide cybersecurity value that can be measured in business terms at the C-suite table.

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About the Crucial Conversations Series

The business of security is not easy, luckily, we don’t have to do it alone. Welcome to the Crucial Conversations videocast with the Blue Lava Community — where expert insights on real-world Security Program Management are delivered with, by, and for the most respected security leaders around the world.

Drawing from the battle-tested experiences of the security industry’s most respected executives, the Crucial Conversations Podcast provides listeners with expert insights and advice, featuring the founding members and facilitators of the Blue Lava Community. Get ready to examine and discuss possible solutions to the most pressing business challenges unique to the careers of CISOs and cybersecurity executives.

Watch, learn, and engage with featured guests in the Crucial Conversations series, and join the conversation that’s taking place 365-days a year exclusively in the Blue Lava Community online portal.