American CISOs aspiring to top global jobs need to follow a more international career path, writes Egon Zehnder consultant Kal Bittianda in the Executive Search Review. He has three key pieces of advice for ambitious US cybersecurity leaders: be prepared to accept assignments abroad, seek a senior mentor with a global sensibility to gain exposure to different cultural and regulatory systems; and consider volunteering if your present company lacks a global footprint. “The expectation that cybersecurity leaders can work across borders as do their counterparts in other functions is just emerging,” explains Bittianda. But he expects it to gather momentum.
Full story: Kal Bittianda: The Global CISO: Why U.S. Leaders Must Thing Beyond Borders in the Executive Search Review (March 2016).