Would You Like to Contribute to Seczine?By: Joe Womberman
Are you an Information Technology specialist? Do you want to build your profile? We (Seczine) are looking for technology specialist, mostly with a focus on security, to contribute to the webs fastest growing Information Security News outlet. Crowd Sourcing at its best!
We donít expect you to be a seasoned journalist, in fact we shy away from seasoned journalists, we want contributors that know what they are talking about, contributors that have those specialists IT Technology skills that will resonate with our reader base. It is important to us and our readers that you understand IT Technology and can keep us up to date with the latest and greatest in your field.
Speaking of which, we are looking for new articles in the following fields of interest:
- Hackers/Hacking/Network Breach: Essentially any news about the hacking community and thier latest exploits, what has Anonymous been up to, who has been hacked, what is new in the world of Black Hats?
- Information Security: Security News that does not fit in to Hacking, Web or IT Risk.
- Cyber/Web/Internet Security: Security news with a Web focused, what are the Cyber Security experts saying?
- Tech News: The latest Tech news from across the globe, what are the latest thoughts in this space? What's cool, what's hot, what's not?
Interested in giving it a go?
Here is what you need to know.
- You must have a LinkedIn profile.
- Your work must be original, you retain all your ownership, copyright and other interests and rights in your article but you permit us to use, edit copy, modify, alter, reproduce, display, make compilations of and distribute the article throughout our channels, including but not limited to websites (most likely), newspapers (you never know) and magazines (unlikely, but you might write a REALLY good article that gets picked up).
a) Normally copyright would transfer to your employer, but you do not work for us, so we need to ensure that when you submit an article to us that we have the full rights to distribute said article via our varies channels. The channels are most likely to be Web based, Seczine, or a summary to Twitter, but you might write a really cool article that a Newspaper wants to pick up. If they do, we would normally come back to you for permission anyway, but this just covers us if something goes wrong in the approval process.
b) As you retain copyright, you can ask us to remove your article at any time, and we will make best effort to remove it from our channel, however it may not always be possible for us to remove all articles. For example if an article is published via a magazine, we would not be able to retract said article, it is also not easy to remove all Tweets, espcially if it has been retweeted. But if we can remove it, with out a huge cost in time, effort or money, we will put in a best effort.
- What sort of article(s) you are looking for, number of words, frequency, etc.
As we are crowd sourcing the site from industry and knowledge experts, we are not setting any expectiations on number of articles, we are just looking for great content whenever the InfoSec and Tech community feels inspired.
Typical word count is around the 400-500 words, but we have a couple of articles as low as 300 words. The most important part is that the article is UNIQUE, otherwise we get hit by a Google penalty.
The idea is to build your profile (rather than, say, your companys), so content wise, anything that is Infosec or Tech focused, in your area of expertise would be perfect. We publish to four specific areas, Hacking, Information Security, Cyber Security and General Tech News.
The only artilces that have been rejected are ones that are basically a "sales" pitch for specific products, we don't mind you talking about the problem and what you should be looking for towards a solution, but not about specific product. Because as you know everybody's solution to the problem is their company's product, which is always "the best in the market". This is not about advertising your companyís product, it is about informing the community about what is cool in your area of expertise.
- We reserve the right to remove any article without prior notice.
a) If we are notified by a third party that an article has violated copyright, defamed, or just pissed someone off, we reserve the right to remove said article and any other article or comments by the author.
b) We might not like you anymore, you know if you hassle us, hasn't happen yet, but we reserve the right to remove articles at will.
- We donít guarantee we will publish anything you submit.
a) It might be rubbish, we might not like the tone, it might defame someone or some company or product, if that is the case we won't publish. Do no evil and you should be good.
b) But if we like it and we like you and it is not likely to get us in trouble with the authorities, then we will likely publish it.
a) Because we want to build your profile and all Authors will have a link back to their Linked-In profile on every article they write.
b) It is also our way of verifying that you are a real person.
Are you still interested? What are you crazy? Great, just the type of person we are after. What do you need to do? Well the first step would be to write an article, within one of the four domains specified above, then you can send it to us.
Make sure you have done the following:
- Ensure it is original work and not copied from anywhere.
- Spell check it, and then spell check it again.
- Send us a copy to: publish@ Seczine.com
- Your name
- The date
- Your LinkedIn Profile
- The Article Title
- Which domain you intend the article to be published under:
- Information Security
- Cyber Security
- Tech News
Once we have a copy of your article we will get our editors to check it. They may have some recommendations for changes to make it read better for our audience, in which case they will send you an email with their recommendations. If it all looks good it will be approved for publishing.
Once the article has been approved for publishing our editors will place it on the web, and send you a link to the published article for your reference.
Obviously you retain copyright, so if you are unhappy with what has been published you can request to have the article removed at any time. If it is on one of our websites we will endeavour to remove the content within one business day, if it is published via one of our partner channels, we will endeavour to get it removed as soon as possible.
What are you waiting for, get writing, and send us the copy! Let's work togeather to inform the community!
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