|Picture of the loft, from Space Rogue.|
This is the tradition.
It is not, to put it mildly, a traditional security research company. The firm’s name is a reference to a notoriously obscene internet shock site. ... Goatse Security’s corporate motto is “gaping holes exposed.”
They are wrong. This is traditional, at least for security research companies. We start out as hobbyists having fun, not taking what we do seriously. We start wearing t-shirts and hoodies. Only as we grow older do we realize that people will pay serious money for this, and it becomes our formal job, where we might show up to meetings wearing a suit.