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Speaking about our experience at ugremprendedora

21
- Nov
2017
Posted by: Javier Tallón
Speaking about our experience at ugremprendedora

This morning we had the chance to tell the students of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros en Informática y Telecomunicaciones de la Universidad de Granada about our experience as entrepreneurs shaping jtsec.

The session, narrated from a very personal and experiential point of view, allowed us to spend some time thinking about why we are here today, how we have arrived at this point and where we want to go.

We feel that we are succeeding in making this phrase real:

A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.

Our dream has been to create a company in the city that has seen us grow, from where the best team of experts offers consulting services in cybersecurity certification to bring a secure world.

Reaching this point has not been something that has happened overnight but, looking at it with perspective, is the result of the effort and the illusion of a team of people that by chance in life has ended up meeting and wanting to create a project together.

The road that has brought us here has left us with some lessons learned, and they are the ones that we wanted to share with the students of the school:

  • Do what you love

    I know it's easier said than done, but it's urgent to take a break to realize that, in life, the most important thing is to be happy and spend 8 hours every day in front of the computer doing a task that doesn't really excite you is not a good idea.

  • It's not always an idea, sometimes it's a dream.

    At jtsec we didn't have any innovative or distruptive ideas, we simply replicated a business model that we know perfectly well. The key here is how to develop this business model. If you treat your client well, if you're fair to him and you're not just thinking about making money, if you solve his problems instead of creating new problems, if you seek excellence in the service you offer...

  • It's not always immediate, sometimes it takes time.

    Maybe even a lifetime. Chasing dreams is what allows us to keep walking. The dates are important and help us not to settle down. Write down at least once a year what you want to do with your business/life. Set realistic goals by being clear about the means you need to accomplish them and fight hard for them.

  • Get together with the best, your business is worth what your team is worth.

    Perhaps we go faster on our own but together we go further, do not be afraid to establish alliances or share what you have learned. Always look for win-win relationships with your partners, your employees, your customers, ...

  • The market is global. This theorem has two corollaries.

    GGranada is as good a place to venture as any other and learn to express yourself correctly in English.

  • It's not enough to be good, you also have to seem being good.

    The image we give is important and deserves to be cared for, it is our letter of introduction. It is not a matter of deceiving or being only appearance but we cannot let not bein able of transmit what we really know.

  • Do things that make you proud

    The result of your work must seek excellence. Be proud of what you do and make your company, your country, your customers or your mother proud of you too..

The members of the jtsec core have known each other for more than 15 years, and we have spent a lot of time together, both working and developing new projects and sharing moments of leisure and friendship. Today we feel that we have a great future ahead of us, grateful for the place where we are today but above all excited about where we can get to.

Javier Tallón/Author

Expert consultant on the Common Criteria standard, and other security assurance standards in the field of the information technology (FIPS 140-2, ITSEC, ISO 27K1, SOC 2, ENS...). Javier has served as an evaluator in the Spanish CB for the country major evaluation labs. As a consultant, he has successfully accompanied national and international companies in several certification processes (to EAL5+). His experience has led him to participate as a speaker in various editions of the ICCC (International Common Criteria Conference). He is also Cyber Security Teacher, giving classes of Secure Software Engineering at the University of Granada.