Review of “Infosec Rock Star: How to Accelerate Your Career Because Geek Will Only Get You So Far”

The book is scratching the surface but outlining important challenges I don’t know Ted Demopoulos personally and haven’t heard of him before this book went viral in security industry, so my review should be pretty objective and honest. I love that people in our industry contribute to common well being and support others in finding…

Leave Your Ego At The Door And Study Empathetic Leadership

The long term efficiency requires you to do things the right way As a security professionals, the big chunk of our daily work is finding mistakes in work of others and pointing them out. It’s what we are paid for and what we are supposed to do, however the whole trouble comes from HOW we transfer the…

Each generation has their own struggles

I'm so fed up with those bullshit posts on linkedin from people talking shit and blaming millennials for everything. You know what the ultimate tip for Millennials is? Stop following bullshit one-liner advice posted on LinkedIn. I wish life would be that easy but it's not, and the reason for most of those posts is…

Make your security training relevant and brief

Make sure that security training is periodic so people don't forget to use that knowledge in day to day operations. Try to keep audience entertained by your show so they don't perceive it as just one more mandatory boring corporate training aka necessary evil. Put in the work to ensure people are aware of your…

Quitter mindset is killing your potential

It's not only that we ourselves set artificial boundaries because of low self-esteem. Most people don't realize their potential because they're not trying hard enough to work on their mental side. You've got one life, don't waste it just because you haven't trusted in your strengths and neglected the mental aspects of your life. Each…

Lack of self respect is holding you back

How many people do you know that stick to their principles? Are you a person that respects your own principles or you flow with the things that have biggest ROI even if they completely destroy your integrity? Think about things you do, about the core values you have and ask yourself these very few questions:…

Manifesto For IT and Security Professionals. A Plea To DO MORE And CONTRIBUTE!

Sometimes you’ve got to sit down and write something from the bottom of you heart. Otherwise you lose the rare opportunity to inspire shy people who hesitate to do the things they secretly wish they had permission to do without realizing they’re the only ones authorized to give such permission. Speaking straight from the gut…