What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security in Herndon:
"Understand Business Operations First Then Apply Infosec."
As a new IT Director you need to challenge your team to come up with new and innovative ideas in security best practice as opposed to you being the creator of new infosec best practice; if not, your team will become disenchanted and demotivated.
Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security in Minneapolis:
"Never Stop Learning."
Never stop trying to learn new technologies or processes. Any additional skill you can pick up will allow you to not only grow in your current role, but to extend your reach to other areas of business. Multi-talented individuals are easier to justify keeping on staff when layoffs are needed, as they can pick up slack. Skilled workers are also easier to promote, as they can mentor and assist with a past role while being immediately useful in a new role.