It has been about 5 months since I launched this blog and it has been a great experience getting to know the larger blogging community, connecting with my peers in the world of IT security, and administering a slap down or two. The future of series of posts were well received SIEM (here), VM (here), secure application development (here) and NAC (here)- there will be more coming. The folks over at itsecurity.com named a list of the top 59 most influential security professionals (here) welcome new readers!
I have learned some important lessons too, such as:
– The more I gaze at my navel the more complex I appear to be to myself
– Apparently a lot of folks are concerned about zombie’s since the #1 google search that drove people to this blog was zombies (here), the second was allegory of the cave (here), and the third was my name – can you imagine the traffic I could pull if I found a way to tie Britney Spears naked pics into a security posting? Perhaps something like Britney Spears sans-panties generates more traffic than all worms combined in 2006 according to Sans
– Not everyone agrees with everything I say. This has been a difficult pill to swallow but one my father warned me about when I was like 4, now some 35+ years later I finally understand what he meant when he said people (and by people I am referring to Shimel) are stupid, just kidding big guy 🙂
– I have a really cool guestbook, at least according to the spammers
The most important though is the interesting social dynamic blogging creates, from the incredible turn out for the RSA bloggers event, the visibility we helped create for Julie Amero, the connections made on a daily basis, the cross-blogging over topics of interest, to watching the media pick up blog posts and run them as stories to a greater audience. For all of you thinking about blogging, jump on in, the waters fine.