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Information Security Reconciliation: The Scene and The Profession

Information Security Reconciliation: The Scene and The Profession

Whether people want to admit it or not, there's a strong, concerning segmentation that's more obvious than ever within information security. Over my 15 years attending information security conferences around the Detroit area and beyond, I've seen a departure from the community I once knew and instead see a contentious, biased formation of "us vs. them" happening more than ever.

On this 5th anniversary of Security B-Sides Detroit, I will provide an unapologetic perspective of what I've seen, what I am seeing, and what I hope to see in the future for the community as a whole. It's tough to enjoy the big picture when most of us are living in 140-character arguments about topics not worth the middle of a tabloid magazine. So, let's step back, take a breath, and be honest with ourselves about info sec so we can move on, better than we were before.

Mark Stanislav

July 18, 2015

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