Thursday, January 08, 2015

Happy 12th Birthday TaoSecurity Blog

Today, 8 January 2015, is the 12th birthday of TaoSecurity Blog!

I wrote my first post on 8 January 2003 while working as an incident response consultant for Foundstone. Kevin Mandia was my boss. Today I am Chief Security Strategist at FireEye, still working for Kevin Mandia. (It's a small world.)

With 2945 posts published, I am still blogging -- but much less. Why the drop over the years? I "blame" my @taosecurity Twitter account. With almost 30,000 followers, easy posting from mobile devices, and greater interactivity, Twitter is an addictive platform.

Second, blogging used to be the primary way I could share my ideas with the community. These days, speaking and writing are a big part of my professional duties. I try to track these reports here.

Third, time is precious, and blogging often takes a back seat. I'd rather spend time with my family, research my PhD, work with start-ups, collaborate with think tanks, and so on.

However, I still plan to keep blogging in 2015. Twitter's only a 140 character platform, and some days I have the time and inclination to share a few thoughts beyond what I've said or written for work.

Thanks again to Google for providing me this free platform for the past 12 years.

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