Ever wonder why some people in infosec are simply more successful, make way more money, have more influence, and even have more fun?

It’s not because they are “lucky” or because they are more technical or “Geek” than everyone else.

I honestly believe we make our own luck, and although technical skills (or “Geek”) are essential, there are other valuable skills, there is other useful knowledge!

“Ted, to those about to rock, I salute you … and always enjoy listening and learning from you. I always pickup new tips and tricks.”
-Dr. Eric Cole, SANS Fellow, inventor of over 20 patents, author of numerous books, etc.

The most successful infosec professionals have a number of strong non technical skills together with their technical skills.

For a very modest investment in your future you can start learning Rock Star skills quickly.

Make more money, have more influence, & have a more rewarding career: be more successful!

Chances are if you are reading this, you are in infosec. Infosec has become an amazingly broad field. What a mobile device forensics investigator does is very different than what a CISO does or a cryptoanalyst does. The “Geek Skills” are at least as dissimilar as they are similar.

Rock Star: “A person who is renowned or revered in his or her field of accomplishment.”

In contrast to Geek skills, there are a set of Rock Star skills that apply to just about everyone.

“I didn’t have a guide when I started on this journey over 30 years ago. But I can attest that it sure would have made things easier!”
-Marc Sachs, Washington, D.C.

For example, you can be the most incredible Geek ever, but if you do not have some basic Rock Star skills you will not get very far in your career or life! If you can’t communicate with others effectively, never seem to finish anything, smell bad, and are offensive, good luck (OK, I exaggerate somewhat here – very few people, Geeks or others, are that bad!).

In this workshop, you WILL learn Rock Star skills which will allow you to:

  • Own your Trajectory – we need to be continually growing ESPECIALLY in this field. We need to be moving towards Rock Star!
  • Own your Time – actually finishing things you’re doing and not being overwhelmed.
  • Own your Image – you will be damned good, the people that matter will respect you for it, and that will open the door to making more money, getting more done, having more influence and success.
  • Own your Fans and do right by them – this includes coworkers, colleagues, bosses, people you are fans of, and more.
  • Own your Future – and continue to grow in the right directions. Evolving technically, professionally, and more.

Why Now?

“Ted, I have known you for nearly 30 years – yes, that long – and I am not sure I have ever shared with you how much of a mentor you have been to me. I would probably not be where I am right not if I had not known you, and I want everyone to know what formidable knowledge, wisdom and FUN you bring around you. ”
-Pierre Noel, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, Huawei

Today Infosec is being discussed in all the boardrooms and at the highest levels of government as well as in the coffee shops and bars. Even my mother sometimes asks me questions about breaches in the news.

We are at a time of amazing opportunity (and challenge) in Infosec. Grab the opportunity and be more successful!

I used to say we have reached the tipping point in infosec, but I believe it is closer to an Inflection Point. What we do has clearly become much more important, but I believe that the increase in importance has just begun. We are just entering the inflection point and what we do is going to become more and more important increasingly quickly.

Click Here for The Infosec Rock Star Blueprint!

You can take a few decades to learn these Rock Star Skills (like many of us have) or immediately start and take action by clicking the link above.

“Ted has let the secret out – we can all improve HOW we do WHAT we do. As an alumni of the Infosec Rock Star program, I received value in the first few minutes of the first session. Consider these life and career changing ideas that are core to the program. Expect to make a bigger difference in your world by applying these often overlooked but effective principles.”
-Russell Eubanks, CISO and SANS Instructor

We can all make serious moves towards Rock Star!

Geek will only get you so far . . . .

And we all need to keep our geek skills current and often grow them.

But there are other “core competencies” – things that matter as a professional, that make you more effective, which make you happy.

The Infosec Rock Star Blueprint will be delivered as 5 modules over 4 weeks, with both live and prerecorded sessions, between the weeks July 29 to August 19 (and you can watch the Infosec Rock Star videos multiple times!), together with additional interactive sessions.

Each week there will be 1-2 hours of  content, not including optional bonus material.  Everything will be recorded so you can watch multiple times and so that you don’t need to be concerned if you miss live sessions.

Live Interactive Sessions – One of the massive benefits to having a small class is the ability to have live interactive sessions! Most people took advantage of this last time and loved it! Alternatively we can email etc. if you prefer. I’m here to help!

Downloadable audio (great for the car/gym/etc.) and slides with extensive notes. These were very popular last time.

Bonuses – Based on your questions and desires. Again, I’m here to help!

Of course sometimes “life happens” and a few people may fall behind. That’s OK – I’ve planned for that! After the last “official” module you can still ask questions of course, and I know additional questions, comments, and concerns will arise. Of course you can also contact me a month later, 5 years later, etc. I’m here to help however I can.

There will also be homework and it will require thinking and writing things down. Doing the homework will be valuable as will be reviewing the homework and maybe updating it later. No, it’s not graded and you do not have to hand it in!

Again, there will be ample opportunity to interact and ask questions using multiple modalities, whether email, an online group, live webinars, etc.

This WILL be a SMALL class!

Only a few people will be allowed in so that I can answer any and all questions, as well as review and help with homework for those that wish.

With my schedule, I may not repeat this again soon. Last time we ran this class was in 2017!

Ever wondered where your work is going, your career, your life?

Maybe you joke that you don’t know what you want to do when you grow up?

Sign up and TAKE CONTROL!

Start moving towards Rock Star today for an incredibly small investment in your future.

This transformational workshop can help you make more money, have more influence, have a more rewarding career: generally be more successful!

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⇒ We are starting soon, July 30th – CLICK ABOVE to sign up!

I don’t know when I will do this again, and if I do, the format and price may be much different!


Q and A:

What is The Infosec Rock Star Blueprint?

A 5 module program focusing on developing the non-technical rock star skills needed to excel in infosec.

We have 5 sets of modules that will be released weekly, and plenty of opportunities for interactivity both during and beyond that time frame.

The timing is not quite right for me. When will the next one be?

Just sign up. Everything will be recorded. The material will be online for at least 6 months!

There never is a “right” time – there is always something else going on.
What days and times is it?

The main content will be a series of live and recorded presentations – people loved this last time especially with the time zone differences. The first time we had people waking up at 3AM and other staying up past midnight. We always have a very international audience! So we will prerecord some of the main content and have PLENTY of opportunities to interact.

Here is our tentative schedule – we will have additional bonus material etc.

  • Week of July 29th:
    Module 1: Own your Trajectory
    – Live, 8PM EDT Tuesday July 30th
    We need to be continually growing ESPECIALLY in this field. We need to be moving towards Rock Star!
  • Week of August 5th: Two modules this week, one live and one prerecorded
    Module 2: Own your Time
    – Live, 8PM EDT Tuesday August 6th
    Actually finishing things you’re doing and not being overwhelmed.
    Module 3: Own your Image – Prerecorded, released later this week
    You will be damned good, the people that matter will respect you for it, and that will open the door to making more money, getting more done, having more influence and success.
  • Week of August 12th: Prerecorded
    Module 4: Own your Fans and do right by them

    This includes coworkers, colleagues, bosses, people you are fans of, and more.
  • Week of August 19th: Live, 8PM EDT Tuesday August 20th
    Module 5: Own your Future
    Own your future and continue to grow in the right directions. Evolving technically, professionally, and more.

We have a significant interactive portion. This includes online sessions, an online group, and more. I even got together with people in 3 different continents during the last class. And I’m open to suggestions here – no one has suggested smoke signals or carrier pigeon, but someone did joke about Morse code (little did they know but I know the code fairly well!).

Is there a payment plan?

A couple of you have asked about this. If you like you can spread payments over 3 months.
Click Here for the 3 Payment Plan

What if I fall behind?

Look, life happens, we know that, which is why interactivity will continue beyond the 6 weeks and the material will be online for at least 6 months.

Will there be time for questions?

Yes, including that I’ll be asking actively asking people what specific questions they have on various topics and also asking if we missed anything.

We will also have interactive sessions based on exactly what works for participants.

Are you covering XXYYZ?

Yes 🙂

If there is a topic people are interested in that is not covered initially, and enough interest, we’ll have a follow on session to cover it. If it’s something I am not an expert it, well, I’ll simply go find and interview experts on the topic, just as I have been doing all along with the Infosec Rock Star Project.

If we need an additional session to cover more material, we will add one!

Can I pay by some alternate method?

Absolutely – just email me.

Why are you doing this?

It’s going to be fun, people keep asking me too, and there will be massive value too!
And I ALWAYS learn a lot also from participants in my classes.

What about this “homework” thing?

There will be written exercises. No, you do not need to “hand them in” and they are certainly not graded. You can share if you would like. For most exercises there is absolutely no right or wrong, but doing the exercises will have massive value. You will need to think!

Is it right for me?

I’d suggest you watch the videos to decide.

This is designed primarily for people who are somewhere from Stable (from Video 3: “At the Stable level, you’ve got a good job. Hopefully you like it, or at least most parts. It pays well. If you lose it, you can probably find another one but there may be a lot of effort involved”) to Authority (again from Video 3:”An Authority is a widely regarded and respected expert and in additional has innovative ideas and opinions”).

If you are barely surviving or are a Rock Star already, you will probably find value here but you aren’t right in the bullseye the material is designed for.

Can You be an Infosec Rock Star?

I can promise to teach you Rock Star skills and help you move towards Rock Star. I believe everyone CAN move towards Rock Star, and being awesome, amazingly successful, and having a fantastic time are an ongoing progression in life. Rock Star and Rock Stars are not static!

Just passively watching and taking no action will lead to limited results of course – that is no surprise.

Is there a Guarantee?

Obviously everyone should be happy. You get a full 30 days to check out the course, and 100% money back if it’s not for you.

This is a Transformational Program – if you take consistent action!

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