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CISO Lessons Learned – Hope Is Not A Strategy

When I first started my career, I often heard my leaders talk about the importance of strategy. I was an individual contributor who was dealing with insurmountable day to day problems that kept going on and on. I couldn’t understand the value of taking time out to think 3-5 years out when I ...

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Blast From the Past – KCLinux and GnuLinux

I was reminiscing about my earlier days and my first websites. I started a Linux Help Site, simply called "Paul's Linux Help Site" in 1998. Eventually, I partnered up with my friend Robert to create KCLinux.com. Eventually, we were purchased by BeOpen.com (which eventually brought on the Python tea...

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CISO Lessons Learned – Introduction

If you had the opportunity to go back in time, what would you tell your younger work self? I had a chance to ponder that recently, and it prompted me to gather a list of quotes that have inspired me. I had the opportunity to share them during a keynote presentation I gave at a conference. I challen...

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SANS Netwars

Great (https://lnkd.in/guMkTXh) event at the SANS Enterprise Summit. Feeling pretty good about placing with this great group of competitors. Came in second overall, which I'm pretty happy about. ...

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