I think being a public figure in infosec might actually be a net negative. Every new professional you meet has already "met" you in their head. Your first interaction usually consists of unwinding a complex internal narrative they've build about who you are and what you do. 1/2
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The two most common narratives I see about public figures: a) They don't release enough interesting stuff, therefore don't do real work b) They release too much interesting stuff, therefore they're in it for fame and can't be trusted with sensitive info 2/2

8:35 PM ยท Nov 22, 2021

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I've read this from different people from different work environments, not only from IT, guess its kind of the norm with how social networks work today
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We've never met but I'm a passive admirer. You did a great thing, went through some shit, and (hopefully) came out good on the back end. You don't owe us anything. You were thrust into infosec celeb status, never sought after it. Thank you for what you do!
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Ok, I guess I would not agree on having this mindset towards any IT Sec "Celebritie". I would love to meet some of them, and I would definetly be kinda starstruck by some, but why make assumptions of this kind? Guess my only assumption would be that they are way smarter than me^^
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I remember meeting you several years ago in SF and ushering you behind the ropes to our VIP section so you could have your own space to be left alone. Ref b, I've not experienced the "sensitive info" part.
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'Cos you are now treated as a Celeb first & foremost, rather than a tech.
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