Inner Circle Podcast Episode 022
My guest for this episode of the Inner Circle podcast is Marcus Carey–founder and CEO of Threatcare. Carey is also co-author of the book Tribe of Hackers, which was released just a couple weeks ago and has amassed a ton of positive reviews and feedback.
One of the things I like–and respect–about Carey is his willingness and desire to give back. If you follow his Twitter feed for a day or two, you will see message after message of positivity, authenticity and sharing of insight and wisdom.
In the introduction to the book, Carey explains:
I believe in giving as I go. In other words, instead of waiting until I “make it” to give back to others, I have been trying to mentor everyone I come across along the way. I have always been the type to want to help others, so I mean it when I say you’re welcome to email or meet me for guidance about anything. I will always try my best to help.
In a nutshell, Tribe of Hackers is just an extension of that mentality. Carey has been around long enough and worked with and talked to enough people in cybersecurity to understand that everyone has their own unique story. He also knows there are people out there struggling to figure out how to pursue a career in cybersecurity and how to take the first step–and Tribe of Hackers is a brilliant way to share that information.
Styled after a recent Tim Ferris book–Tribe of Mentors, Tribe of Hackers contains the collective wisdom of 70 cybersecurity professionals. The contributors come from diverse backgrounds and represent a range of roles across the information security field–from practitioners, to visionaries, to founders, and everything in between.
Carey isn’t just talk either. A PDF version of the book is available for free–because Carey wants to make sure that everyone who wants and needs the information in the book has access regardless of their financial situation. In addition, all profits from the book are being donated to charities to give back in other ways as well. If you can’t afford the book, download the PDF. If you can afford the book, you should stop what you’re doing and buy it right now.
Enjoy the podcast. Carey and I also talk about our time in the military (I served in the Air Force and he served in the Navy), and other random topics along the way. Feel free to ask questions or share your thoughts in the comments below.