Less Threat, More Care
Threatcare learns something new from the people in the cybersecurity industry every day. One of our biggest lessons came from Kimber Dowsett in Tribe of Hackers:
Successful professionals understand it’s our job to share information, not hoard it.
One year ago when we were first starting to work on the book, we had no idea it would grow so fast and resonate so loudly in the community. We soon after released the PDF for everyone to read because we knew it was the right thing to do—share the information with the people who need it the most.
We collected the book contents in an effort to bring the community closer together, and encourage people of all backgrounds to join us. The book focuses on the individuals and gives you a taste of different opinions, tips, and lessons learned. It is by focusing on the people and what they bring to the community that helps us do our job. We believe Harvey Carlan from The Windows Incident Response Blog puts it better than we can:
Interestingly enough, with all of the different backgrounds and beginnings described in the book, so far, there’s one common theme I’ve picked up on…people. In short, if you isolate yourself in this industry, you’re obviating your ability to grow and progress, regardless of where you want to go. However, if you actively engage and develop those “soft skills” that are referred to more than once throughout the book, that’s the key to growth and progression.
It is in this same way that Threatcare’s values of transparency and empathy focus on people, whether they are team members or customers.
Transparency means we aren’t afraid to tackle the tough questions and be open and honest. This has consistently been the flag flown by our Founder & CEO, Marcus J. Carey. We operate with an open-salary policy to ensure that every team member receives the pay they should receive for their work. We implement policies that work to eliminate bias during the hiring process.
Empathy means working with the people at organizations who want to secure their environment and assets. Through every Tabletop Exercise or Penetration Test, we are focused on empowering the people we work for with the knowledge and tools to succeed in securing their business. We understand the struggles of creating a security program or mapping to compliance, and this is why we’re here to help.
Hopefully, you all have found some time to sit down and read the great contributions in Tribe of Hackers. Threatcare pledges to continue to provide relevant, thought-provoking, and engaging content through our blog and newsletter as well.
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