Having led information security teams, small and large, since the late 1990's, I've had the opportunity to learn from successes and mistakes alike. I've had the fortune to work with, learn from, and mentor some of the best information security engineers around... and to influence Fortune 20 CEOs/CFOs/CIOs, CISOs from the biggest healthcare providers in America, kindred spirits at local meetups, and national conferences full of the brightest and most energetic minds in our field.

Through it all, I've realized that we are all passengers on the same journey: protecting people, systems and data from all sorts of calamities. I write because I hope that, in so doing, some other engineer, CISO, or C*O will discover an edge and their people, systems, and data will be safer in turn.

— Erick