Oct 19 2010
When Gene Kim came to me with the idea to get Mike Dahn and Josh Corman around a table in Orlando, Florida one evening after the annual PCI Community Meeting, I was excited. Gene wanted to end a minor, pointless feud between two of our friends who’d gotten off on the wrong foot earlier in the year. In effect, we decided to hit the reset button on the relationship between these two gentlemen. And Orlando proved to be the perfect time and place to do exactly that. A good size bottle of Macallum 12 didn’t hurt any either.
To give you a quick recap, this is the third of a three part series (Part 1, Part 2) being sponsored by Tripwire called “PCI Hug It Out”. In Part One, we heard Mike’s views on PCI and why he’s such a strong proponent of the standard. In Part Two, we heard Josh state his position and why he is sometimes thought of as being an opponent of PCI. And here in Part Three we explore the points of commonality between Josh and Mike, and how we can turn these into calls to action from the community as a whole.
There is, of course, the question of The Hug; did Mike and Josh put aside their previous arguments and start a new friendship, did they agree to disagree, or did the night end in fisticuffs? And how much can we raise for the EFF and Hackers for Charity? Once again, we ask you to visit the Tripwire blog and let us know if you’ve contributed.
This was a fun project to do with Tripwire and the guys. I’m sure the four of us will get together again in the future to listen to the sounds of our own voices. We all hope that people who are interested in PCI and security in general found something worthwhile in our discussion over the tabletop, face to face. For our part, this was worth doing even if no one ever heard it, so if we’ve given anyone else some things to think about, this was a win. Thanks for listening.