This is going to be a short post.
Watching the echo chamber in the last couple days as well as watching “Builder vs Breaker” from BsidesChicago on Ustream makes me realize…we’re all wrong. There are so many diverse views from all areas of the world in our profession, you’re going to have someone that disagrees with your “facts”. You could say “the sky is very blue right now” while living in the US, but someone in Europe could say “Actually it’s currently black and the stars are really out tonight”.
No matter what you believe someone believes the opposite and is willing to debate with you, and this goes for pretty much anything:
- Certifications are good / Certifications are bad
- Pentests are needed / Pentests only find known vulnerabilities
- Company A / Company B
What we need to realize is that we are going to have differing opinions and we need to listen to others even when we think they’re dead wrong. You may just realize that your “facts” weren’t as solid as you thought.