Professional Development

 

Education Level: Intermediate

5412 - CISOs Should Use Psychology, Not Technology, to Increase Their Influence and Effectiveness

Tuesday, September 26
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Cybersecurity professionals can ensure their message is heard across the organization by employing six fundamental psychological principles that direct human behavior: reciprocation, consistency, social proof, liking, authority and scarcity. This presentation will provide practical techniques based on these psychological principles to increase the level of CISO influence and effectiveness. Additionally, real-world examples will be shared demonstrating how to proactively arm your boss, leverage strategic peers and foster relationships with the advisors to executives.

Leveraging your relationships and empowering others to carry the security message will enable business leaders to make informed decisions and increase the overall reach and effectiveness of your cybersecurity program. Technology alone cannot protect your organization. Learn how to effectively deal with the human element of your environment.

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Brian Wrozek

Managing Executive Director
Optiv

Brian Wrozek is a managing executive director in the Office of the CISO at Optiv. In this role, he works closely with security executives to provide C-suite advisory services to define cyber strategy, roadmaps and solutions to meet clients’ security objectives. Brian is also an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, teaching graduate-level cybersecurity courses in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business.

Brian is the former chief security officer for Alliance Data, where he had enterprise responsibility for information security and physical security. Prior to Alliance Data, he was the IT security and privacy director at Texas Instruments, where he managed all facets of electronic data and system security worldwide.

Brianearned his B.S. in computer science from Michigan Technological University. He earned his M.B.A. and cybersecurity certification from the University of Dallas.

Wrozek received the 2008 Central Region Information Security Executive of the Year award from Tech Exec Networks and the 2010 Information Security Executive of the Year award at the Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conference.

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