Our industry’s culture is dominated by men.
No matter what you have accomplished to date, or you may do in the future, the industry is likely to make you feel like you are not enough.
There’s little gratitude or loyalty. Some people can come across as mercenaries only looking out for their self-interests.
95% of enterprise security is about navigating office politics. Some people are more concerned about their reputation and status than delivering real security.
Honestly, I’m keeping the list of horrible behaviors that our industry has seen to a minimum so as to not horrify our readers.
If you’ve been in this industry for many years, you know that much worst happens.
The good news is that our industry is well aware of these issues and is changing:
We’re still far away from what I would consider being a welcoming and warm industry where people of all walks of life can feel safe and supported by the community.
If this blog post resonates with you, then I would like to invite you to become champions of a thriving cyber security culture. One that is all-inclusive, open-minded, of service, and that takes a stance against unacceptable social behaviors.
Some very simple things that any champion can do:
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