Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Call for Security Authors! No Prior Writing Experience Needed!

Over the course of the next year, I’d like to publish a few small booklets regarding reoccurring themes we’ve seen year-over-year in the security industry. What I’d like to do is have these booklets broken down into chapters with people within the security industry assisting with adding the real world material and insights. There is really nothing better than having those working in the trenches each day to guide the way the booklets should be written. There are so many people out there that don’t have the ability to share what they’re learning and doing each day and hopefully this can allow them to share their experience.  By doing so, we all benefit.

Within each topic I’d like to include multiple chapters, each topic will be somewhat different, but what I’m aiming at is education on topic itself. The granularity of the information for each topic will vary, but we should attempt to hit on the following main themes on each subject:

Booklet Themes
  • Review of the topic
  • Why it’s a reoccurring topic
  • Advice with solutions
  • Tricks of the trade
  • Improvements

At this time I’m proposing the following six topics to start with, since this advice is either in great demand when looking to resolve an issue or when proactively looking to improve your security posture. I’d like people to use these booklets as a way to guide people in creating better security for the topics being written on. These won’t be vendor slicks trying to sell a product, but something valuable that can be taken without bias. This in my opinion is more valuable. Also, this is a first stab at the topics, if you have others you think should be on the list, please let me know. We’re flexible.

  • Incident Response
  • DDoS
  • Deception in Depth
  • Security Monitoring
  • Phishing
  • Application Security

If you have experience in any of these areas, and want to submit some content on the topics, please let contact me at the email below. Once we get enough authors signed up we’ll start breaking down the themes of the topics in more detail. These booklets aren’t being sold and would hopefully be put under a creative commons licensing approach where others can share and add to it freely, but by giving credit to those that worked on it. 

If you’re interested, please contact me at

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