Professionalism and our image
It really is important that we as computer security professionals conduct ourselves in a professional manner. I see a lot of examples on a weekly basis where people who work in the industry shoot themselves in the foot, in quite often, spectacular ways. Seen as we all work in a medium which is Google indexed, then it makes sense to choose our words carefully. Even more so, when they might be visible for some time to come. It is always best to bite ones tongue, or take a night to cool off before responding to that email, or forum post. Look at it this way, if you are not sure about whether or not you should post that retort, or send that email, then odds are you shouldn’t. Remember, the Internet is largely a tone deaf medium, so choose your words carefully as they represent you, and your company.