Finding cyber leaders who have the right amount of technical depth, strength of character, dedication to the mission, and loyalty to the team is like finding a needle in a haystack. Traditional leadership development curricula and frameworks need to address this gap to prepare our future cyber leaders.
Cybersecurity teams are often managed by someone who has been promoted out of a technical subject-matter expert (SME) role. Unfortunately, this kind of organizational decision often frustrates both the organization and the employee. Often, the technical SME turned manager wants to get back into the trenches and fix the problems themselves . . .