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[ISN] Bad job switches and hard feelings

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Jan 07 2011 - 11:13:50 GMT

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IT security news analysis, over easy!

Some readers saw our "What it's like to make the wrong job switch" [1]
story as a slam against IOActive. That's unfortunate.

The article was about Erin Jacobs switching jobs and discovering the
move wasn't right for her. One of the main points she tried to make was
that she left IOActive on good terms and that one should never burn
their bridges.

But when readers started filling in the comments section, the story
started to take on a different, more bitter flavor.

"Sounds like this person learned what a lot of us have always known
about IOActive: they are all flash and style and no substance," one
reader said in the comments section. "It probably explains why they have
been bleeding staff for years and never seem to hang on to anybody for
very long. I know of plenty of security people who have little to no
respect for them any more. All they do is issue press releases and stage
sensational hacking demos. They don't seem to be able to actually help
companies improve their security."

Naturally, this comment was filed under "anonymous."



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