As a traveling enterprise security consultant, I get to see security teams at their best and their worst. Under stress, some teams work like a well-oiled machines, while others devolve into inefficient, finger-pointing bureaucracies.

Every great computer security team has a synergistic collection of skilled professionals who work well together to meet common goals. The team may debate a solution, but once a decision is made, everyone works hard to execute with no hard feelings. Good teams expect constant change and disruption. They know whatever it is they are trying to accomplish will likely be harder than anticipated.

When I encounter successful teams, distinct roles emerge among the group. Different organizations require different mixes of players, but these archetypes pop up again and again.

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