The Best Education Resource in Cybersecurity

By 
Valmiki Mukherjee
October 25, 2022

Let’s be honest — application security is becoming tougher by the day. 

The United States alone faced around 4,000 data breach attacks in 2020, which raises the question — where is everybody going wrong? Following the best processes or integrating industry-leading security tools clearly isn’t solving the ever-increasing complications of keeping software secure.  

As Chris Romeo, CEO of Security Journey says, “The security of any organization is only as strong as its people, and people thrive in a community.” Moreover, communities grow only when security-minded individuals with great expertise and knowledge coalesce to accomplish a feat. 

What Are The Benefits of Having A Cybersecurity Community?

Apparently, if it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a strong community to protect software. Reports had hinted toward a worldwide shortage of around 3.5 million cybersecurity professionals by 2021, which also explains why the cyber industry is struggling to build communities. You’ll be amazed to know why it’s so important:

  • Communities bring multiple experienced security professionals into one team to collaborate, which makes them a golden opportunity for networking
  • Having a security community helps evolve and accelerate the pace of software threat detection and resolution processes (who doesn’t love immediate support?)
  • Collaborative communities also build a massive impact on the cybersecurity space by introducing new-age tools, methodologies, and resources (the 1958 MITRE ATT&CK framework, anyone?)
  • Security professionals learn from others’ experiences to combat software vulnerabilities and set improved guidelines and security standards

The list goes on with endless reasons to follow a strong cybersecurity community, and The Purple Book club ticks all the right boxes.

What Is The Purple Book Community? 

Call it the new Justice League of cybersecurity — The Purple Book Community is where security leaders and professionals collaborate to transform software security by sharing their experiences and perspectives and encouraging best practices.

The software community bonds over a mutual belief that cybersecurity, in today’s age, is a fundamental need. Ours is deeply committed to teaching the fundamental do's and dont's of making secure software. Our first initiative, a how-to handbook to help build highly secure applications, consists of numerous best practices, case studies, methodologies, and more.

Let’s Talk About The Purple Book

Our latest publication, The Purple Book of Software Securityis a class-apart “how to” guide, built with the sole purpose to help companies keep their software secure from malicious hackers and cybercriminals. And it’s free to read.

The book covers a wide range of security-centric topics such as software supply chain security, processes, tech, governance/risk/compliance frameworks, capability maturity model and security metrics, M&A security concerns, and much more. With real-life case studies from early-stage startups to Fortune 10 giants, The Purple Book paints a stronger, safer, and better tomorrow for organizations across the globe.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to building safer cyber-infrastructure, collaboration is a must today. It’s only by studying the actions and insights of highly experienced peers that the end goal of making top-tier software would be a success. In this course, the Purple Book Community strives to lay the foundation for those ready to begin their explorations.

Get Involved

Our Community meets twice a month to talk about the latest developments in the industry, network with each other, share best practices, decode major attacks, and build long-lasting bonds. To get involved, apply to Join Us as a member and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to catch our updates.

Valmiki Mukherjee
Chairman and Founder, Cyber Future Foundation; CEO and Founder, Cybrize