In almost 4 years, and over 250 blogs, I have only promoted something – other than myself of course – once: The Analogies Project.
I find myself doing the same thing for PEERLYST for much the same reasons; 1) it’s purpose is to educate, not sell, 2) it’s members are incredibly generous with their time, and 3) it’s free. I recommend that anyone already in, or WANTS to be in the field of cybersecurity, to not only join, but actively participate.
To me, an important measure of any of these forums is the output. I’m not looking to promote myself or my business – that’s LinkedIn, I’m not looking to vent – that’s Facebook, and I’m not looking to be as pointless as Donald Trump – that’s Twitter. Therefore, a forum that allows me to share my knowledge to anyone desperate enough to listen, as well as support me in the countless instances where I need guidance, will get my attention.
As for output, PEERLYST recently published a new e-book – their second – free to all members; “Essentials of Cybersecurity” [The link will only work if you’re already a member]. It consisted of 10 Chapters, the first of which I was given the honour of writing:
- Starting at the Beginning: Why You Should Have a Security Program by me
- Understanding the Underlying Theories of Cybersecurity by Dean Webb
- Driving Effective Security with Metrics by Anthony Noblett
- A Security Compromise Lexicon by Nicole Lamoureux
- Building a Corporate Security Culture by Dawid Balut
- Why People Are Your Most Important Security Asset by Darrell Drystek
- Basic Security Hygiene Controls and Mitigations by Joe Gray
- Understanding Central Areas of Enterprise Defense by Brad Voris
- Telecom Security 101: What You Need to Know by Eric Klein
- Strengthen Your Security Arsenal by Fine-Tuning Enterprise Tools by Puneet Mehta
Some of these folks not only donated significant amounts of their time on this e-book, but have already signed themselves up for one of the THREE new e-books already in the works! THIS is the kind of forum with which I want to be associated.
Go take a look, hope to see you there.
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