Having been in the cybersecurity space for going on five years, there is one element that many security practitioners at virtually every level seem to forget: the art of storytelling.
At the end of the day, we are all humans, and you know what we as humans really love? A good story!
My message is this: Veterans in the security space storytelling can (and should) be leveraging storytelling as a vital part of their toolkit, whether they’re leading a SOC, or pitching an idea to the board of directors.
Ask a Veteran to tell you the funniest thing in their military career, and you’ll be doubled over laughing in less than a minute. Ask that same Veteran to explain why an increase in failed customer login attempts could be an indicator of an ATO campaign targeting their company, and telling that story in a compelling way seems a whole lot more difficult
Veterans have the skills to tell these stories – they just need to be reminded of how to do it.