This episode of Life of a CISO is a continuation of my assessment of the cyber crisis that is already happening and is worse than the average person realizes. I begin the episode with what it takes to become a world class CISO, which is not technical knowledge, but belief in yourself. Once you believe you can be a world class CISO, you’re on your way to becoming one. Returning to the topic of cyber security, cyber attacks are no longer about lone actors wanting to prove some kind of point or cause random mayhem, they have evolved to sophisticated, for-profit enterprises that calculate risk/reward just like any other organization, and go after the targets most likely to be vulnerable to attack and pay the largest amount of money once they are compromised. I follow this up with my take on what most organizations are doing wrong, how they can defend themselves against different types of attacks, and how they can “lock their safe” and keep data more secure.