Sunday, November 23, 2008

Time for a change

As most of you probably know, I've operated my own security consulting business for the past few years. What is less widely known is that it was a part time affair, as I kept a full time job working for a US nuclear physics research lab. I was very happy with the way things were going, but sometimes you just get an offer that's too good to refuse...

That's pretty much how I felt when I started talking to Richard Bejtlich about coming over to GE to help them build an enterprise-wide CSIRT. This is an exceptional chance to help create an incident response capability that could have a very real effect on the security posture of one of the largest companies in the world, and who could turn that down? To top it off, I know some of the other team members, and I can honestly say that they're a top-notch group of people. And in my book, interesting work combined with a high powered team of experts equals an opportunity I just had to take.

So starting tomorrow, I'll be an Information Security Incident Handler for GE. I promise this won't turn into a GE blog, though. You'll still see the same quality technical articles you've come to expect. That is, if my new boss will unshackle me from the oars every now and then. Heh.

8 comments:

nr said...

I think I already said it, but congratulations. It definitely sounds like an offer that was too good to refuse.

iamnowonmai said...

Best of luck in your new position. Hopefully you will only have to detail the Bejtlich family car once a month or so.

j/k

Richard Bejtlich said...

Back to work!!!

Adam said...

Congrats! Are you moving, or just commuting a longer distance?

Andrew Hay said...

Good luck David!

Dr Anton Chuvakin said...

Congratulation - and back to work! :-)

Chris Carpinello said...

Congratulations on the new gig! Sounds like an exceptional opportunity.

Mark said...

Congrats on the "new" job, and by the absence of recent posts, I guess your new boss has you shackled down pretty good :P