It may sound like a Tintin adventure, but the Crystal Microphone is far from make believe and as it turns out, one of the fabled awards now adorns my desk:
The engraving is self-explanatory and I’m enormously proud of the success of Hack Yourself First: How to go on the Cyber-Offense. It went to the top 10 very quickly at a time when there were 700 other courses vying for eyeballs and several months on it’s rated 4.8 out of 5 from 135 reviewers. That said, the original course on the OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks for ASP.NET is also rating 4.8 out of an ever larger audience of 213 and whilst it didn’t quite make the top 10 (it hit 14th), it’s remained very popular with the .NET community.
Of course the bigger picture is that there’s a voracious appetite for security training and that can only be a very good thing. I’m now into the recording of my third course and the fourth is well and truly taking shape and waiting for me to submit it to the powers that be at Pluralsight. There’s nothing but time keeping me from churning out a heap of new material.
A big thanks to everyone who has watched the courses and engaged in reading and discussing the blogs which were always the genesis for the training material. And a massive thanks to the team at Pluralsight, it is never anything less than a rewarding, engaging relationship with a group of people who are passionate about what they do and are at the absolute pinnacle of technology training.