Episode 35

Security Super Agent

This week’s episode was sparked by a recent TechCrunch article https://techcrunch.com/2022/02/01/free-agent-series-a/ asking whether tech workers should have agents to negotiate their salaries. We took up the debate on this and a few adjacent topics including:


  • The Great Resignation’s impact on working habits


  • Should security practitioners and leaders be represented by “agents” to negotiate better compensation for roles?


  • What are the ways that formal agents exacerbate bias and increase the gaps between levels?


  • The importance of networks for getting advice to help you be your own “agent”


  • Is it the Great Resignation or the Great Realisation?


  • How do ethics and values play into staff’s desire to go to or stay at a company?


  • At different levels in one’s career who can help be your agent of change?
We should not be afraid to talk about our salaries and numbers

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