Something I have always told my children is that you can defeat bullies by just being nice to them. By refusing to return malice, you frustrate them and they often desist. Killing the meanness with kindness.

I used this in a discussion recently with a white woman in tech and…

White Women: The Band Aids of Diversity

I am writing this because man alive, do we really need to look at how people are reacting to white women vs other URM. We need white women to look at their own intersectionality and do better. (Please do read this article by…

Looking for the best candidates? Convinced there is a shortage of suitably qualified people? Still using resumes and taking referrals from Debbie in Accounts? Look no further, I have the answers for you.

  1. Ditch resumes.

Get rid of them entirely. Recruit using CTF or platforms like interviewing.io or applyable.io or…

One of the things that really intrigues me about security people is how much we take people at face value, despite being the ones who should know better. I mean this particularly when it comes to donating money, goods or services. Do we trust but verify?

Infosec has some well…

Before we start, let us look at this lovely tweet from a person seeking to laugh at themselves and also to inspire others not to give up. I am HORRIBLE at math, I love it but I get confused easily, or distracted..anyway, this made me smile:

My background in teaching…

Here are a few words on networking and “lists of women in..”

My aim here is not to criticize genuine attempts to do good. I do however want people to see how these lists can detract from inclusion, rather like the binders of women we heard about years ago.

Lists…

Stella

I write about privacy in abusive relationships and also muse about inclusion in infosec. I have opinions but I listen. Views are mine.

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