Dear (ISC)² Members,
Here are my suggestions to improve the quality of the (ISC)² blog:
- Authors should post original content that is written by an (ISC)² member.
- Authors should not post “referral content” and “links” unless the links and referred content are a minor element of a larger, original, thoughtful story related to the security topic at hand.
- Authors should never post an article that is mostly a “cut-and-paste” from other web sources.
When we first started writing for this blog the overall quality was higher because our blog posts were mostly original, thoughtful articles by our members. Since that time the (ISC)² blog has become dominated by reposts of unoriginal content from non-member sources, cut-and-paste content from other sites, and short referral links to other non-member content.
In order to increase the quality of the (ISC)² blog, I believe the guidelines for authors should be updated. Our blog should be a voice for (ISC)² members who are interested to write original, thoughtful content. Our blog should not become a "dumping ground" for cut-and-paste content from other sources readily available on the net.
I elaborated on this topic in an earlier blog post this week, Suggestions to Improve the (ISC)² Blog.