Adam Shostack: Key Attributes Found in Successful Security Engineers

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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Adam Shostack is grateful for the opportunity to have served on the Seattle Privacy Coalition Board since 2015.Entrepreneur and technologist Adam Shostack focuses on providing customers with expert security analysis and solutions that work to improve security outcomes for their organizations

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