March 23, 2022

Leveraging Employee Strengths for Cyber Roles w/ Nick Vigier

by Cyber Ranch

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Show Notes

There are numerous personality tests available to help identify personality traits, but many of them have very little scientific validity or reliability.  Such tests often aspire to explain what you are good at and what you are bad at, and miss the mark. In this episode, Allan is joined by his friend and owner of Rising Tide Security, Nick Vigier, to explore CliftonStrengths – a personality measurement that focuses less on ability, and more upon your predilections - what energizes you, and what and drains you - and with a pretty good degree of scientific validity and reliability. Nick and Allan explore what makes CliftonStrengths different from the other personality assessments and how Nick leverages that information to better understand his team and colleagues, and to help folks find the right role in cybersecurity. The two sit down to dissect Allan’s own assessment results to identify his top 5 energizers, as well as his top energy drainers. And lastly, Nick shares why he favors the idea of personality development plans vs professional development plans in the workplace. 


Guest Bio:

Nick Vigier is the Owner of Rising Tide Security and former CISO at, DigitalOcean, and former CIO at Gemini. Nick is a technology and security leader focused on innovation to drive business results. In his 18 years of security leadership, he has focused on building high performance teams to ensure security is a business driver rather than a cost center. His focus on all areas of security ranging from physical security to risk management through to application security, infrastructure security, and operations gives him a unique perspective on how security can positively impact an organization. 



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