In cybersecurity, we are often faced with making difficult decisions—decisions that could impact a single person, a department, an entire organization, or even millions of consumers.
If your work was ever called-into-question, would you be able to explain yourself with confidence? Would you be able to back-up your decisions with evidence?
Being a cybersecurity professional demands the highest levels of integrity. It is not a place for "shooting from the hip" or "going with your gut."
- Do your research, make sure you fully understand the problem and its impacts.
- Consult with others.
- Look for the facts, seek the truth.
- Document your work.
- Speak honestly.
- Stand by your decisions and be prepared to explain your reasons for making them.