By now you’ve noticed that my daily emails are back. And some people even reached out during the interim to ask me about why I’d stopped and what I’d been doing instead.
I appreciate that.
The thing is, I’ve been doing lots of toiling away in the ArchistryWorx™ Lab to address some topics our existing and prospective customers have been asking me about.
And I wanted to make sure that the offers were going to actually be something that were useful to you and really help you improve your organization’s security.
That amount of research and development occasionally takes more time than you expect—especially when you discover whole other perspectives that change your perception of what the problems we should be trying to solve actually are.
Some of that research motivated tweaking the coaching offer which I re-introduced to you yesterday.
Since we’ve launched it, in addition to helping people solve some of their hot-button issues like…
…is my security architecture fit for purpose…
…am I taking the right approach for cloud security…
…how do I actually put SABSA to work…
…and finding the best way to get security knowledge out of people’s heads so you can more clearly show the value of what you’re doing and make sure you haven’t missed anything…
I’ve also been listening to your feedback and making some observations about how we could do a better job helping you.
And it just so happens that when I arrived in Brazil to visit family, I was reminded that where we are in the Northeast is effectively a month-long holiday season called the Festival of São João (which roughly translates into “the big party at the end of the rainy season to be thankful to St. John, St. Anthony and St. Peter, eat corn cooked every conceivable way, light huge bonfires and do a Brazilian version of square dancing).
So, since it also coincided with a few openings in the program, it seemed to me like a good opportunity for a flash sale.
If you want to know more about the kinds of things I’ve helped some of your fellow security professionals address through the program and our longer-term engagements (that you can also benefit from), have a skim of the revised offer here:
For the rest, I’ve been working on a couple of new resources that might turn out to be books, and something special that I’ll be introducing after the 11:59pm US/Eastern deadline to save close to $7,000 off 3 full months of weekly coaching calls with me that include almost unlimited email support.
On those calls, we can talk about anything you think will improve your program—even some of the current darlings of security conversations including:
- How to make sure you get the budget you need to build the security team and buy the security controls you know are necessary to keep the organization “open for business.”
- The number one rule you MUST follow when trying to hire a security professional (and how when you DON’T do this, your job postings will only be filled by opportunistic, unqualified and undesirable applicants who lie on their resume)
- The most powerful cure for CISO stress and preventing staff burnout (and, no, it doesn’t come in a powder, bottle or paper wrapper)
- And many more…
Despite what you might be tempted to believe, my goal here REALLY IS to help you build a more effective security program and not get overwhelmed by the inherent stress of your role or get frustrated and disillusioned because you just can’t seem to get the business to take you seriously.
According to some research I saw in my inbox yesterday, this is changing for the better.
It said that over the last 3 years, business have gone from sitting on the fence as to whether security was a business enabler or not to roughly 70% believing that security is no longer The Department of NO.
However, the unfortunate reality is that many of the people I’m talking to are still in that 30% with a reputation problem—or the perception change really is only because while they acknowledge that “digital transformation” and IoT just won’t work without security…
…it’s circumstances instead of the result of real relationship building and a new understanding of the business by security.
If you’re ready to make lasting changes in the relationship you as a security leader have with the rest of the organization that DON’T rely on grudging acknowledgement, project-based need and skepticism, then head on over to this link and let’s have a chat:
Andrew S. Townley
Archistry Chief Executive