Adam Shostack has worked in the field of cybersecurity engineering for much of his career. The Managing Consultant of Shostack & Associates, Shostack has served as a leader within three successful startup firms centered focused on the development of security products and solutions, was a key driver of Microsoft’s Software Development Lifecycle, and has written or co-authored multiple books on the subject of online threats and information security.
A longtime security engineer and entrepreneur, Adam Shostack possesses many of the key attributes and skills most commonly found among those who have attained long-term success in the field. Some of the defining characteristics of a successful security engineer include:
- The ability to focus on and manage the details of a given project, as well as to work methodically.
- A curiosity and enthusiasm that drives the professional to dig deeply into complex technical issues, as well as to examine problems from all sides.
- The ability to adapt to new situations; to identify and deliver solutions that best meet the needs of unique organizations, clients, and systems.
- An updated understanding of the current risks and vulnerabilities, as well as the curiosity needed to learn and stay updated on the ever-changing nature of threats and organizational demands.
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