Jun 17 2008

Major influencers

Published by at 6:44 am under Blogging

I’ve only met Jack Daniel face to face a couple of times, but I must have left an impression to elicit the sort of nice stuff he says in his latest post. “…he’s Martin. Which is pretty cool.” You can’t buy compliments like that.

He brings up a good meme though: who’ve you learned a lot from in your career or as a blogger? One of the first people who come to my mind is Richard Bejtlich, partially because Richard was the first security blogger I met face to face. Richard is constantly contributing to the community as a blogger and a teacher and he’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the chance to meet. Chris Hoff is on my list as well as Jacks. Chris gives me an idea of what it takes to reach the top tiers of our profession. And a taste of what you can get away with once you’re there. Michael Santarcangelo I see as a true community leader and creator, as well as being a decent co-host for a podcast. And speaking of co-hosts, I can’t forget Rich Mogull, who influences my thinking on a weekly basis.

That’s just the short list; I could come up with a dozen more names to add to it in short order. I try to learn from these people and many more on a daily basis.

Who has been a major influencer in your career? What are you learning from them? Write a post and link back to Jack. I’m interested in seeing who people have been learning from.

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