Security Succession Planning For Business Resilience – Jess Burn – BSW #273

Employees are on the move. As tech and security leaders adjust to managing hybrid teams, they should also plan for the loss and replacement of key security talent. Attrition and the increasing length of time needed to find a replacement leaves security programs — and firms — vulnerable. Implementing a formal succession planning process for the security organization mitigates risk and increases employee satisfaction and retention. This report provides steps for starting a succession planning program and real-world examples of companies that are already focused on developing and retaining the next generation of security talent.

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Security Succession Planning For Business Resilience


Jess Burn

Jess Burn – Senior Analyst at Forrester Research


Jess is a senior analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. She contributes to Forrester’s research on the role of the CISO and Zero Trust. Additionally, Jess covers email security; incident response and crisis management; and security training, education, and certifications. Prior to her analyst role, Jess spent eight years as a principal advisor on Forrester’s Security & Risk Council. In this role, she was a trusted partner to a network of CISOs and security and risk leaders making critical decisions in the areas of risk management, data privacy and protection, cybersecurity operations, and identity and access management.


Adrian Sanabria

Adrian Sanabria – Director of Product Management at Tenchi Security


Adrian is an outspoken researcher that doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable truths. He loves to write about the security industry, tell stories, and still sees the glass as half full.

Jason Albuquerque

Jason Albuquerque – Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies


Jason Albuquerque is the COO of Envision Technologies.

Lee Neely

Lee Neely – Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.


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