The two biggest issues with communities within the Information Security field are:
- Fragmentation between code guys, systems people, forensics, policy, etc
- Closed community with strict sharing guidelines that, while fostering frank exchanges within the community, make it difficult to work with others in the field.
To that end, we finally have a place for information security conversations to happen Out In The Open. By specifically including every specialty, we've managed to create an environment where we can learn from each other. This keeps the specialists cognizant of the happenings elsewhere in the field without alienating the generalists.
Whether it is professionals helping professionals, professionals helping users, or users helping professionals -- everybody wins.