In an industry known for secrecy, the idea of sharing expertise and intel with those outside an organization hasn’t always been quickly accepted. New ways of compromising systems are constantly crafted, even as you read this. Defenders simply cannot continue to combat these threats alone, or all of us will ultimately lose.

We are at a crossroads. Cybersecurity is in desperate need of a constructive community that encourages communication amongst security practitioners so they can openly share and discuss new ideas, real-time concerns, and past experiences. As purveyors of security, we are all on the same team, fighting against a common enemy.

The sooner we realize that future productivity in this field will derive from joining forces and not from creating segregation, the better.

A crucial piece in ensuring the advancement of a healthy security community is the global adoption of an open source mentality. What does an open source mentality mean, you might ask? We have just the slideshare for you: