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4. Leadership, Teams, and Culture

Eric C. Thompson1 
Lisle, Illinois, USA

Successful cybersecurity programs are built by strong leaders, developing strong teams and a well-defined culture. Culture contributes to the team purpose and facilitates the behaviors the team exemplifies daily, causing it to succeed. Urban Meyer put it best in his book Above the Line, in which he states that leadership is the difference maker.1 Cybersecurity programs and incident response teams need strong leadership. The challenges for these groups are many, and leaders guide teams through challenges.

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