But, points out Stealthmode's Francine Hardaway, if you're in Boise or Baltimore you don't have to wait for Case to come to town. She shares advice about what's worked in other startup communities, focusing on the #YesPhx efforts.
The draft order says, “Known but unmitigated vulnerabilities are among the highest risks faced by executive departments and agencies (agencies). Known vulnerabilities include using operating systems or hardware beyond the vendor's support lifecycle, declining to implement a vendor's security patch, or failing to execute security specific configuration guidance.”
The problem with the approach is that it comes from a President who continues to use an older, unsecured, Samsung Galaxy cell phone on a constant basis despite having been provided a secure smartphone like the one used by his predecessor.
And, of course, we've no idea what will happen to the EO before any final revisions are made. Interesting reading, in the meantime.
Oh absolutely, yes: Quite a few have become very good, and regularly correct me. This is how I learned, too. Just as a great programmer knows that the code isn't done when it works -- that's when you start -- writing doesn't end with the first draft.
Verbal advice is ephemeral. It's easy to not-notice something said in passing. And while there have been situations in which I learned at a master's feet in person -- particularly when he didn't realize he was teaching -- the grunt work of getting better at my job is a processing of making small improvements. So the opportunity to see, on the page, how someone changed the text, and why... that lets me compare before-and-after at my own pace, without anyone standing over me.
Needless to say I'm still close with those who mentored me and with those whom I've mentored. But "how to mentor" is, perhaps, a different discussion.
> The whole idea is a pretty radical change from the established order. Better tools need to be built. Better protocols need to be in place more consistently. Better practices need to be thought up and deployed, because the state of it now is objectively bad at the corporate level.
I'm interested in what changes you feel need to be made to improve the process, particularly if I left them out of the white paper (to which the article linked). As you may imagine, the topic is one that interests me greatly.
I've mentored dozens of people by email and by commenting on their articles. Voice isn't necessary. Sometimes it actually gets in the way.
But yeah I also write very long emails.
"The Avis WIZARD decides if you get to drive a car. Your head won't touch the pillow of a Sheraton unless their computer says it's okay." -- Arthur Miller