Read any good cybersecurity books lately? Where do you go to get recommendations for books to learn more about the industry? One of my colleagues, Rick Howard, the CyberWire's CSO and Chief Analyst, helped to create the Cybersecurity Canon in 2013. According to their Twitter account, the Cybersecurity Canon "is a curated collection of "must-read #InfoSec books that are of the highest quality and, if not read, will leave a hole in the #cybersecurity professional's education that will make the practitioner incomplete." You can learn more about the Cybersecurity Canon here.
Calling all allies. What exactly is an ally? How is it that one becomes an ally? According to Merriam-Webster, an ally (noun) is "a person, group, or nation associated or united with another in a common purpose." An ally to women in technology, as an example, would work to make our industry more diverse and inclusive while supporting women within our ranks, and those interested in joining the cybersecurity field.
As you undoubtedly are aware, we are in the midst of Women's History Month. It is a wonderful sentiment, but one that lends itself to what we identify within our own industry, why just a month? Why just 24% (or so) of women in our industry? Why not more on both accounts?
Welcome to the February issue of Creating Connections. We hope you are finding this newsletter valuable. Each month, the women of the CyberWire carefully plan out what we would each like to contribute and then once the issue is near completion, we come up with our title, and that tends to be the easiest task to do
Welcome to the first issue of Creating Connections for 2021. I'm a planner. At the beginning of each year, I think about the plans I am making both professionally and personally and start to chart out how I'd like to get to the marks that we as a leadership team at the CyberWire set or I set for myself. Those marks could be goals I hope the CyberWire can achieve in terms of audience, attendees or even launches of new podcasts.