Being an Infosec professional kind of forces you to be a jack of all trades. It helps to develop a mindset where analyzing risk becomes second nature. Daily security and risk assessment decisions are an excellent exercise and will help build security muscle memory, and it benefits you professionally and personally. The premise is simple - I will outline what I do from a physical OPSEC standpoint when I travel or am just out and about, and you will reflect (with nudging) on my metaphors. We all do it to a certain extent, so why not consciously put it to the test? What better way to start the process than while traveling to a security conference?
Mark Loveless—aka Simple Nomad—is a security researcher, hacker, and explorer. He has worked in startups, large corporations, hardware and software vendors, and even a government think tank. He has spoken at numerous security and hacker conferences worldwide on security and privacy topics, including Black Hat, DEF CON, ShmooCon, RSA, AusCERT, and many others. He has been quoted in television, online, and print media outlets as a security expert including CNN, Washington Post, New York Times, and many others. An avid paranoid, he knows that They are out to get him, and he pledges They never will.