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You Can Write an Infosec Book!

  • Monday, June 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-06-15 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Ted Demopoulos

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Overview

Reportedly, 81 percent of people want to write a book, and that number may be even higher in infosec as the field is rapidly evolving. And although almost any of us can, very few will.

In this talk we cover how to write a book, what to write about, options to get it published, and how to get people to read it so that it matters.

We destroy the many myths of writing a book such as you need to be a good writer to write a good book, you need to be a mind blowing expert, and you need to sell a lot of copies to make an impact.

Writing a book is an incredibly rewarding experience. You can write a book. It is not that hard! If Ted Demopoulos, who historically was a horrible writer and always hated it, has written several, then you can, too.

Topics include:

  • Why write a book?
  • What to write about the books topic
  • The writing process and simple writing hacks
  • The Book Proposal" - why you want one even if you self-publish
  • Publishing options today
  • Getting people to read the book
  • Maximizing your books impact and success

Speaker Bio

Ted Demopoulos

Ted Demopoulos' first significant exposure to computers was in 1977 when he had unlimited access to his high school's PDP-11 and hacked at it incessantly. He consequently almost flunked out but learned he liked playing with computers a lot. His business pursuits began in college and have been continuous ever since. His background includes over 25 years of experience in information security and business, including 20+ years as an independent consultant. Ted helped start a successful information security company, was the CTO at a "textbook failure" of a software startup, and has advised several other businesses. Ted is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events, quoted often by the press. He also has written two books on Social Media, has an ongoing software concern in Austin, Texas in the virtualization space, and is the recipient of a Department of Defense Award of Excellence. In his spare time, he is also a food and wine geek, enjoys flyfishing, and playing with his children.

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