As I was crawling through the old archives for some posts, I found my very first reference to Mike here at Securosis. I timed this Revisited post to fire off when Mike’s post on joining Securosis goes live, and the title now seems to have more meaning.

Off Topic: A Little Perspective

This has nothing to do with security other than the fact Mike Rothman is a security analyst.

Sometimes it’s worth sitting back and evaluating why you’re in the race in the first place. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the insanity of day-to-day demands or the incredibly deceptive priorities of the corporate and government rat races.

A few months ago I took a step back and decided to reduce travel, stay healthy, and start this blog. I wanted a more personal outlet for writing on topics and in a style that’s inappropriate at my day job (in other words, more fun). My challenge is running this site in a way that doesn’t create a conflict of interest with my employer, and thus I don’t publish anything here that I should be publishing there.

Mike just went off and started his own company to support his real priorities.

You should really read this.