This year, I was invited to speak at TestDive 2018, an event sponsored mainly by Nokia and organized by fabulous people working at Nokia Kraków. It’s a great honor when someone asks you to talk at the conference of such a scale, and I was the lucky one this time.

Based on the amount of great feedback that I’ve received after the talk, it sounds like I did quite okay 🙂 And that’s awesome, because the subjects I talk about are rarely sexy. It’s practitionership, it’s effectiveness, and more often than not it’s far from flashy and overhyped solutions.  Cyberresilience isn’t a state you achieve by plugging in that one overpriced box into your network, or by hiring that one security guru. It’s about constant education, collaboration, understanding and daily grind meant to move a needle just a little bit.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. But it also didn’t collapse over night. Everything takes time, and if you’re not actively focusing on building the right culture, you’re ultimately ruining it.  That’s what the game is all about, just the grind and doing what needs to be done.

Anyways, I want to definitely send some love to Robert Becker who invited me to be a speaker, and who guided me through the whole process. It’s been a busy few months for me, so having someone like Robert helping me out and pinging me whenever I’ve forgotten to provide about some info was invaluable. You could feel the same sense of ownership during the conference, where everything was prepared top to bottom. We had fabulous announcer; great assistants from Nokia(thanks Maciej!), great atmosphere and venue was spot-on.

 

I do believe this was the most friendly conference I’ve attended this year. I don’t know what it was, and how that happened, but literally the moment I went through the doors I’ve felt like that’s it. I’m really looking forward to TestDive 2019’s edition,  and for one more time I want to say that I’m extremely grateful for being able to go on stage and share my experience with people who care enough to invest their time into listening to me, while they could be consuming the knowledge of other great speakers.

Love you all, your feedback is my oxygen. Now go and make some ruckus! 🙂

 

Here’s the link to the presentation:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hFIAYKObmPmvEr0CIZYnAP6DqgOuuuZPba2S-gD8Jqs/edit?usp=sharing

 

And here are the links to three parts of my book. The rest will follow the editorial redaction process and will be uploaded to my blog when it’s ready.

Preface:

https://dawidbalut.com/2018/09/19/social-skills-for-information-security-professionals-the-preface-to-my-book/

#1

https://dawidbalut.com/2018/09/19/social-skills-for-information-security-professionals-on-credibility-awareness-and-business/

#2

https://dawidbalut.com/2018/10/03/social-skills-for-information-security-professionals-on-agile-secure-sdlc-and-unhealthy-habits/

 

and my YouTube channel as few of you have asked for it:

https://www.youtube.com/thedawidbalut

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