My Turn to Talk about Joe
- Posted by barak engel
- On October 18, 2022
In this new book, Barak looks at security purely through the lens of story-telling, sharing many and varied experiences from his long and accomplished career as organizational and thought leader, and visionary in the information security field.
Instead of instructing, this book teaches by example, sharing many real situations in the field and actual events from real companies, as well as Barak’s related takes and thought processes.
An out-of-the-mainstream, counterculture thinker – Hippie – in the world of information security, Barak’s rich background and unusual approach to the field come forth in this book in vivid color and detail, allowing the reader to sit back and enjoy these experiences, and perhaps gain insights when faced with similar issues themselves or within their organizations.
Barak combines a highly innovative and intuitive approach to get excellent results. He manages to fit in to any environment, gets along with, inspires and motivates personnel.
Barak's experience allows him to deliver a comprehensive view of the security landscape and how it applies to the business he is working with.
Barak is thoughtful, data-driven, analytical and a great decision-maker. He pushes for the right decision, supported by the right data, in the right time and the right pace.
Barak is able to distill InfoSec to its essence and relay the requirements In a way that is anecdotal and humorous, so achieving compliance never feels like a heavy lift.
If you like to laugh while you learn, give "The Security Hippie" a read.
It's not every day that a veteran chief information security officer (CISO) pens a book that blasts the mobile community for torpedoing enterprise security, so when I had a chance to read Barak Engel's new book "Why CISOs Fail Security," it seemed worthwhile. And it was.
The way Barak brings this perspective surprisingly simplifies the overthinking, overworking, and over political life of a CISO by demonstrating how the security leader truly gets to be the leader.
The world of cybersecurity is vast yet fast-moving and constantly evolving. That’s why perspective is so important. Click here to read more of Barak’s musings.
Lovely chat with Raj Umadas about this question that, from experience, I can state unequivocally is on many people’s minds.
The session was sponsored by the ever gracious Wallarm, even though we didn’t talk about them or their products at all. Good on them.