Praise for Volume 2

This book, and its volume one companion, will provide any CISO, newbie or ragged veteran, the reference material to build and improve their security programs.

Rick Howard, CSO – Palo Alto Networks


“In this, the second instalment of The CISO Desk Reference Guide, Stamper, Hayslip and Bonney team up once again to deliver a seamless continuation of its predecessor. Each author gives us a revealing lens through which to view the remit of a CISO… they challenge the reader to operate to a much higher standard, explaining exactly how to do so. The book’s power resides in each author’s ability to synthesize and to present this in pragmatic prose, conveying the importance of the role of a CISO.”

Jane Frankland
Founder of Cyber Security Capital, Board Advisor ClubCISO, U.K.


“The best disposition I have read on how to, in practical terms, address the cyber talent scarcity issue. We’ve been talking about the problem for years…the authors give actionable steps for how CISOs can build a “blended capability” program – FTE hiring, cross- and up-skilling existing talent, creating security evangelists across the organization, and leveraging MSSPs for commodity functions. This scarcity of skills is not going away, so it’s crucial we take pragmatic steps to address it.”

Kirsten Davies , Chief Security Office – Barclays Africa Group Ltd.


This is how it’s done, plain and simple. This is the Rosetta Stone of security, connecting the technology, the business and the people. The devil is in the details, and this book details it in a way that is personal, usable and, above all, practical.”

Sam Curry, CSO – Cybereason


“Volume 2 applies the very original and effective Desk Reference approach to more key CISO concerns, from the cybersecurity skills gap to incident response and crisis management.” 

Stephen Cobb, CISSP
Senior Security Researcher, ESET North America


“This CISO Desk Reference, Volume 2, is by far the best CISO reference available today…. If you are aspiring to become a CISO, this book will help you design a comprehensive security program… If you are currently a CISO, this book will provide you unique guidance about the strategic and operational intricacies of a modern security program!”

Selim Aissi, CISO – Ellie Mae


The second volume of the CISO Desk Reference Guide is a perfect continuation of the definitive first volume. Volume 2 provides insights, best practices and utility in useful and practical chapters. I am grateful to the authors for generously sharing their years of hard-earned experience and knowledge. They are raising the bar for security professionals everywhere.”

Todd Friedman, Chief Information Security Officer – ResMed


AMAZING! I JUST LOVED THE BOOK! Being a new CISO, I have got to be learning every day… The authors have only emphasised that, promoting continuous learning for the CISOs. They did an amazingly great job.”

Magda Lilia Chelly, CISSP, PhD
Managing Director | CISO As A Service
Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd., Singapore

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