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Here we go. We are starting to move through that phase of the pandemic that some of us worried would never come. The world is opening back up. Vaccines are more widely available. In-person things are starting to happen again. What does that mean for you? Will you be heading back into the office full-time? Will you be keeping your current remote work practices for a prolonged period maybe just to be safe? Will you instead adopt a sort of hybrid version of life as we've known it since March 2020 with some in-person and some remote work?
At the CyberWire, we are going for status quo. Go in if you need to, stay remote if you prefer, do a little of both if that flavor works better. For me, I'm mostly remote and frankly, that's how it's always been for me as my home is a bit far off from our office. I had little adjustment when things closed down except that I started seeing my family members and coworkers MORE often than I did in pre-Covid times. The CyberWire has bi-weekly team meetings and all hands meetings, some weekly focused meetings, online happy hours. It's crazy wonderful how we have been able to connect more than we did previously and we have gotten to know each other better than when we worked in close physical proximity to one another. We've added team members and babies and pets. It's been a period of growth all around for our team, and I am thankful for that.
The cybersecurity community has demonstrated real resiliency during this unprecedented time and we've all found ways to stay connected. I've attended several worthwhile virtual networking events and met so many women who are thriving in this time. There are also those of us who struggle and I'd just encourage you all to continue these practices we've adopted during the pandemic of checking in on one another, connecting virtually, finding time to support others who may not feel they are ready to jump back in with both feet.
Had some great experiences or attended worthwhile events that would interest our Women in Cyber community? We’d love to hear about them. Please email us and we may feature it in our next newsletter.