Diana Kelley is the author of Practical cybersecurity architecture, we got the chance to sit down with her and find out more about her experience of writing with Packt.
Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey…
Diana: An editor reached out to me on LinkedIn and asked if I was interested in writing a book on Cybersecurity Architecture. I knew I’d need a fantastic co-author, so I asked Ed Moyle if he could co-author the book with me.
Q: How long did it take you to write the book?
Diana: About a year.
Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Diana: We have over years of combined experience with network security so that was a great starting point. We also did extensive prep research and continued to research throughout the writing and interviewed many, many experts in the field to check our assumptions and ensure comprehensive coverage.
Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Diana: Time management! There are never enough hours in the day. We lost a lot of sleep.
Q: What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?
Diana: Read what you can, test and try hands-on, and stay in touch with colleagues to enhance peer learning.
Q. How do you keep up-to-date on your tech?
Diana: A lot of reading and research and hands-on testing and learning.
How would you describe you author journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
Diana: It’s been an interesting experience.
You can find Diana’s book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here