I’ve written this section of Starting Up Security to read more like a book. The rainbow chapter organization is a nod to the Rainbow Series.

Someday I may turn these into a printed “rainbow series.” For now, I’m leaving these here as something more lightweight and accessible.

Some important notes:

  1. First, I’ve written this towards engineering VPs, directors, and managers starting down the security road. I expect a little bit of startup management experience from them.

  2. Second, this writing draws upon lessons strewn about several years of essay writing. Any loyal readers will see some old things repeated within the new. Sorry!

  3. Third: Please share this with someone or attribute it if you find it useful. I only link this on Twitter and some Slack channels. I rely on word of mouth outside of those.


If you find an error or have healthy criticism: please, shoot me a message or give me anonymous feedback. I enjoy feedback!

Thank you!