My Growth – Spreading Wings from Quality Assurance to Product Security – Krzysztof Korozej, Senior Product Security Engineer

Hi! I'm Krzysztof!

I work as a Senior Product Security Engineer, focusing on securing applications and systems from their initial stages by implementing security processes, automation and testing for attack vectors. My role also involves enhancing business resilience against threats in the application landscape.

With a background in Quality Assurance, I incorporate a broad perspective on security as a key quality component. I am an avid supporter of OWASP projects, which enrich my approach to effective application security.

In my free time, I relax by cycling. It's a great way to clear my mind, enjoy the outdoors, and stay active.

What does "Grow with Tidio" mean to you? 

In my opinion, "Grow with Tidio" signifies a journey of personal and professional development supported by an environment that values learning and growth. Working at Tidio has given me numerous opportunities to enhance my skills, embrace new challenges, and contribute to my overall self-improvement.

Tidio offers a series of growth initiatives. Which workshops and training have you found particularly useful so far?

The most beneficial initiative for me has been the public speaking workshops. These sessions have significantly enhanced my presentation skills and boosted my confidence. As a result, I've been able to craft and deliver more impactful presentations at major cybersecurity conferences, effectively sharing knowledge and insights with a broader audience.

What are your career goals, and how is the company helping you achieve them?

My career goal is to advance into a strategic role where I can work on product security strategy. Tidio is supporting me in achieving this by providing leadership training, opportunities for strategic project involvement, and mentorship from seasoned professionals in the field. This environment not only helps me gain the necessary skills but also exposes me to the practical aspects of strategic security management.

What has been the most important moment for you working at Tidio so far?

The most significant moment for me at Tidio was transitioning from Quality Assurance to Security. This shift represented not just a role change but a pivotal point in my career where I embraced my passion for cybersecurity.

Any tips for someone looking to get into a career like yours?

In my opinion, the most important step for someone looking to get into a career like mine is to seek out a mentor. Having a mentor can significantly accelerate your learning process and provide invaluable insights from their experiences. I  had the fortune of meeting Andrzej Dyjak,  my mentor, who, to a great extent, allowed me to spread my wings initially.

What's a common myth about your professional field that you'd like to bust?

The biggest myth about cybersecurity is the belive that we should evaluate apps, products, and systems in a binary way - either something is secure, or it isn't. In reality, security operates on a spectrum of greyscale, encompassing many values that largely depend on the business context. Thus, we consider the aspect of risk and threats in relation to the environment, rather than applying a one-size-fits-all measure.

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