Friday, December 21, 2007

On a Personal Note...

If you're one of the people that has my blog in your feeds list, then you've no doubt noticed that I have not been posting much lately. At all. I hope to get back to it in the new year, but Q407 has been insanely crazy for me, and I had to prioritize my time across the board.

But it's not bad news. Quite the contrary, actually. Made official just this week, I am now the head of infosec as well as the corporate infosec officer at the company where I work. My good friend and mentor, Tim, is returning to his technical roots but otherwise staying put. It's pretty much a job swap for the two of us, with Tim becoming the infosec team's technical lead.

I thought long and hard about the offer before accepting, and I came to a realization. I haven't worked on a team this talented in a decade. My mentor and the man I am succeeding will remain on staff as a resource to me and I to him. I will never get a better opportunity to step up to leadership. I will never have more support and more talent behind me than I do now. It's a little much to digest, really, and I think the rambling nature of this post gives you a hint at just how much my head is still swimming at the idea.

Anyhow, I hope to resume blogging in the new year as time permits. I have a couple of ideas that, if I find some time over the next few weeks, I may polish enough to post. Anyway, I hope that wherever you are, that you find peace and prosperity in the New Year.

PaulM

1 comment:

scsibus said...

Congrats to you Paul. You are the most talented Linux and INFOSEC techie I have ever known!