I just finished a post at my Computerworld blog about grassroots security. Basically, I am talking about securing the Internet by securing the typical user. So now, I am goign to say much the same thing, but I am going to use a different metaphor. It is in the title, but I will draw it out a bit here.
Have you ever worked at an organization that takes safety seriously? Or have you ever been a firefighter? What is one of the things they teach you about putting out a fire? That’s right – you aim at the base of the fire. Spraying water at the tips of the flames don’t do jack!
So this is what the Security Catalysts group is all about. A part of that initiative (actually, a really BIG part) is teaching the regular user what is going on with security and how they can secure themselves and help secure the community. So, starting out this initiative is Michael Santarcangelo’s first production of a series of vidcasts called the Family Security Series.
This is a very important first step in a very important project. Please think about ways you can help this effort, even if it is a local and independent movement. But I would also ask you to consider joining the Security Catalyst forums so we can pool our efforts. And even think about applying to join theTrusted Security Catalystss as well. It doesn’t cost anything. All you need is a good security background and a passion for security.
We are trying to make a difference. Consider joining the team.