Since most of you blog readers don’t care about how I feed myself I don’t intend on using the blog for boring corporate updates, but I’m going to indulge myself for a moment.
Securosis, L.L.C. is up, running, and available for any of your security consulting needs. I’ll be keeping the About Securosis page updated with services and programs as I get them more formalized. For now, I’m filling in a good pipeline of project based work, with some webcasts.
Although I’m no longer an analyst, I still feel that objectivity is the most important trait I bring to the table. Once my name loses value, this gig is over. To that end any content you see with my name on it was developed in isolation from the vendor community. Not that they’re evil, but I want to minimize any concerns of “selling out” as much as possible. I have some webcasts coming up, and although sponsored by vendors I develop the content on my own, and it’s their option to use it as is, or to walk away from the table. I may not get paid, but in the long run I think it’s the best approach to maintain my “brand”.
I’m also lining up some longer-term consulting projects. One thing I’m looking forward to is helping out with some in-depth strategy development and the occasional product evaluation. A downside of being an analyst is you never get to work a project from start to finish, and I’ve missed that from my pre-analyst consulting days. I’m talking with some security research teams to combine my higher-level product/market analysis with their in-depth product testing, which could end up being pretty interesting.
Finally, feel free to ping me on email or IM with your random security questions. I’m securosis on AIM, and rmogull on Skype.
Have a great day, and thanks for all the early support.