Water Cooler Talk
Introduce yourself, ask questions about the community, start virtual "water cooler chats", and get to know each other!
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Fun Friday: ”Guess the Password" challenge
A man locked his personal computer with a password and wrote some phrases in the hint box. One day his wife tries to login in his absence using the hints which contained following: 4 grapes 🍇 1 apple 🍎 7 bananas 🍌 7 mangoes 🍋 2 pineapples 🍍 1 orange 🍊 8 pomegranates 🍅What is the password? and share your fun logic puzzles
Post photos of your cute pets here! Bonus points for anything exotic. I’m boring though, and just have dogs. My wife wants a teacup pig but I keep telling her that there’s no such thing and they all grow to 200lbs. And I use the excuse that our HOA won’t allow livestock :)Here’s our two goofballs, Chewie (Golden Doodle) and Charlotte (Great Dane) Chewie loves tennis balls: Charlotte on her throne. She’d just been spayed hence the shirt, which gives her a very hip look: Let’s see your pets!
Fun Friday: What video games are you playing currently?
I, myself, have acquired a crippling Brotato addiction. Coupled with the Steam Deck, it’s a lethal combination:https://store.steampowered.com/app/1942280/Brotato/Even worse, they just released it on mobile so now I can play on my phone.What games are you enjoying at the moment? Anyone playing the Diablo 4 beta?
Interview with John Steven
This is the first in a series of interviews with ThreatModeler employees, founders and community members. Today we’ll learn more about @John Steven, our CTO: Tell us a bit about yourself.I am first and foremost a curious engineer. I enjoy tearing things down, understanding how they work, and improving them. I've rebuilt cars and motorcycles, homes, cocktails, and cocktail bars. Professionally, I've applied this to OSS and production software, hardware, security programs, and security startups. Quality and craftspersonship are the things I appreciate most. Studying and appreciating what others have been capable of crafting is a joy and I've devoted particular time to food, beverage, and software design. Finally, I'm a father of two boys. More than anything else in my life this is what provides me joy and purpose.How did you come to work at ThreatModeler?I have followed what Archie has been building at ThreatModeler since the beginning. At the time my firm was the largest consulting pro
FUN FRIDAY: Art Mango was so much fun for us! We collaborate as a team and treat our crew like family. Describe some of your favourite team-building exercises.
Check out the post from the ThreatModeler team's visit to Art Mango's Paint & Sip event.https://www.linkedin.com/posts/threatmodelersoftware_teambuilding-team-worktogether-activity-7041022668493492224-CAQW/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktopBack in my working days, I participated in Life's Best Moments activities and Escape game activities. Escape rooms are a fun way for your team to work together to solve puzzles and challenges in order to escape a locked room. This activity requires teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills, and the Life's Best Moments activity requires participants to step outside of their comfort zones. This activity is great for getting people out of their comfort zones and building meaningful working relationships.Give your thoughts on the most effective team-building exercises you've used?
WEEKEND INSIGHTS: If you could learn any skill or hobby over the weekend, what would it be?
I'd like to learn to play the Ukulele properly and gain more hands-on experience with Illustration art.It's a delightful and fun hobby: playing the ukulele can help you relax and unwind, and it's a good thing to do with friends and family.Learning to play a musical instrument like the ukulele can improve your cognitive functions and lead to improvements in your memory, concentration and coordination.Illustration is a powerful way of visual communication that allows you to convey your ideas, emotions and thoughts in an original and persuasive way, which improves communication skills.
This is Why Batman is the coolest Superhero (It's Not What You Think)
He uses threat modeling........ think about it. As the protector of Gotham City, Batman needs to take every measure possible to ensure that his city is safe from harm. Threat modeling can be a powerful tool in helping Batman identify and mitigate potential threats before they become major issues. By engaging in threat modeling, Batman can uncover weaknesses in his security systems and develop new strategies to protect against them. Additionally, by regularly revisiting his threat models and updating them as new threats emerge, Batman can be sure to stay one step ahead of potential adversaries. By implementing regular threat modeling, Batman can continue to work towards keeping Gotham City safe for all its citizens. Threat modeling is an essential tool for any organization dedicated to security and safety. By proactively engaging in threat modeling, organizations can ensure that their products remain secure and compliant with regulations and industry standards. Batman is no exception
Fun Friday: How did you get your start in threat modeling and cybersecurity?
For me it started with learning what I needed to know about security when I worked as a sysadmin. Then when I became a community manager I ended up working for several different cybersecurity companies. I’ve always been fascinated with online security since reading this classic:https://www.amazon.com/Cuckoos-Egg-Tracking-Computer-Espionage/dp/1416507787How about you, was it something you always knew you wanted to do, or did you find your way to it?
Hey there, community!
It feels good to be here, right? We are so excited to have you here and to be building this community together. Let's start off by getting to know each other. This is a big community that is going to continue to grow, so I'd love for every new face to reply to this thread and share a bit about themselves. Here are a few questions to get you started, but feel free to add whatever you'd like in the comments below! What's your name? What brings you to this Community? What are you hoping to learn or gain from being here? How long have you been threat modeling? Where are you located? In your opinion, what is the most difficult thing about threat modeling? If you could have any one superpower, what would it be? (optional) What’s an interesting yet little-known fact about yourself? Once you've introduced yourself in this thread, go create your first post!
Help! I Need Immune System Tips!
It’s that time of year when small children bring home germs...and I’ve been catching every single one! Does anyone have any immune system boosters? Catching every little bug is starting to get a little exhausting! Is there a vitamin combo I don’t know about? Do I need to be doing things above Cloroxing the whole house? Help a threat modeler out!
Who's your favorite superhero?
For a change of pace from cybersecurity doom and gloom, I like to kick off some fun discussions every Friday. To start with we’ll go with a classic, which is “who is your favorite superhero”?My answer is Batman because of all the cool gadgets.What about you? And why are they your favorite?
Follow Up from the Fireside Chat: What Do YOU Want to See?
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to our first Fireside Chat. We’re taking your advice and working on actual 🔥fireplaces🔥 for the next one, so get excited. We’ll announce the date and topic of the second event next week. For anyone who missed it, no worries! We’ll be posting the recording on Monday. There’s some great nuggets of what to expect from this community.We want to ask a follow-up to our event today. What do YOU want to see here? Let us know in the comments below! ⬇
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